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Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility
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When: October 4, 2012
Where: Portland State University
Portland, Oregon 
United States

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Sidewalks, like roadways, should be designed to serve all users. To meet the needs of all sidewalk users, designers and builders need a clear understanding of the applicable standards and requirements, and the wide range of abilities of the users.

This course, developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), teaches participants how to apply the guidelines and policies of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to public rights-of-way. The course will examine range of pedestrian disabilities, how people with disabilities use pedestrian facilities, and how restrictive designs affect mobility and safety.

Participants will learn how to enhance pedestrian mobility, independence and safety through accessible design and the accessible design elements of the pedestrian corridor, including accessible driveways and curb ramps, street crossings, intersections and roundabouts, pedestrian signs and signals, and temporary facilities and construction site safety.

This course has been approved for 7 Certification Maintenance credits and 1.5 legal credits for planners from the American Planning Association and American Institute of Certified Planners. It also may satisfy continuing education requirements for other professionals as a condition for licensure or certification renewal. Participants should check with the certifying board or agency to determine if the course qualifies, and, in most cases, to maintain records to support credits claimed. IBPI provides a completion certificate for each course that documents attendance, course title, date, location and course instructor. Additional information can be provided upon request to satisfy certification requirements.

The cost for this course is $295 and includes coffee, snacks, lunch, and course materials. Groups of three or more from the same agency, registering at the same time, each receive a discount of $50 off the registration fee. Registration deadline is September 20, 2012. More information and registration: