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This free 4-hour online course introduces the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design requirements and guidelines for public rights-of-way. The course also discusses design challenges and options, based on engineering design guidelines, for engineers and designers. The course runs from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. PT with a 2-hour break in between.

Familiarity with the U.S. Access Board’s draft Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way is recommended, but not required, prior to attending this course. This publication may be downloaded at: http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/streets-sidewalks/public-rights-of-way/proposed-rights-of-way-guidelines.

Participants may send examples of design challenges to meeting standards and guidelines for accessible design. Please send maps, photos, and or descriptions to brooke.struve@dot.gov 2 weeks before the start of class.

This course is intended for transportation agency staff who design, construct, or inspect public rights-of-way for ADA compliance. Job titles may include:

  • Engineers.
  • Designers.
  • Construction Inspectors.
  • Engineering Consultants.
  • Public Works Directors.

Solving ADA Design Challenges is a new elective of the Road Scholar Program.