The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), in cooperation with Easter Seals Project ACTION, is offering a course on the design of accessible pedestrian facilities in public rights-of-way at an upcoming conference. The course is designed to provide a better understanding of the access considerations for persons with disabilities and ways to effectively address them within the overall intersection design process. The material covered will address both the design of new locations and the retrofitting of existing facilities. The course, "Designing Accessible Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Rights-of-Way," is based on recommendations prepared by an Access Board advisory committee upon which new guidelines for public rights-of-way are being developed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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This course, which is being offered in conjunction with the ITE Technical Conference and Exhibit at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine,CA, will be held Thursday, April 1, 2004 from 8:00 to 4:00. For further information or to register for the course, visit ITE’s website or call Donna Ford at(202)289-0222 ext. 140.