Accessible Trail Design, Construction, and Operation
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Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 8:30 am – 12:15 pm CST
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 8:30 – 11:45 am CST
Agenda Day One: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
8:30 am – 12:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)
Overview of Accessible Trails in the United States
Types of shared-use paths, walkways and trails
ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Proposed Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)
Initiatives and funding
Accommodating Users With Different Abilities
Users with mobility, sensory, and cognitive impairments
Trail Design Guidelines
Grade, width and slope
Vertical clearance, changes in level
Grates, obstacles and protrusions
Agenda Day Two: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
8:30 – 11:45 am CST (including a 15-min. break)
Trail Design Considerations
Ramps and crossings
Signage and warnings
Drainage and stormwater management
Planning and Constructing Accessible Trails
Funding and incentives
Engaging the public
Case Studies of Projects Completed and In-Progress
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA 6.5 LU|HSW
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Accessibility)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES.
The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
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Kristi Avalos is president and CEO of Accessology Too, LLC, a firm dedicated to providing consulting services to building owners, architects, municipalities, and company owners regarding compliance with state and federal disability laws. Ms. Avalos founded Accessology in 1990 after 12 years in the airline industry, where she played a crucial role in ensuring industry compliance with the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). Since then, Accessology has grown to provide not only state plan reviews and inspections, but also national and international consulting services. Considered a true expert in her field, Ms. Avalos is also a sought-after witness for ADA/ACAA legal cases and has been named on more than 40 cases nationwide. Recognizing the value of educating others on the importance of removing attitudinal and architectural barriers, she proudly offers training on both federal and state accessibility standards throughout the US.
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Course Title: Accessible Trail Design, Construction, and Operation
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course explores accessible trail design to accommodate users with a wide range of disabilities. The course begins by providing a foundational understanding of accessibility issues and regulations, including the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and PROWAG. Then the course provides strategies to accommodate users with different disabilities, discusses trail design guidelines and considerations, and provides guidance on the planning and construction of accessible trails.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify proper accommodations and trail design for users with mobility impairments, sensory impairments and cognitive impairments.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to adopt accessible trail design guidelines, including grade, width, slope, vertical clearance, changes in levels, grates, obstacles and protrusions.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to incorporate other accessible trail design considerations such as ramps, crossings, amenities, signage, warnings, drainage and stormwater management.
Learning Objective 4:
Learner will be able to plan and construct accessible trails by identifying needs, engaging stakeholders and the public, and determining incentives. Case studies of completed and in-progress projects will be discussed.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with accessibility issues
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date:
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