The U.S. Access Board continues to provide resources and training on the recently published final rule on public right-of-way accessibility guidelines by releasing five new videos on the Board’s YouTube Channel. These videos supplement the Board’s free technical assistance on the guidelines via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and accessibility training by request at email@example.com
The first four videos offer a chapter-by-chapter review of the guidelines to better understand the accessibility requirements to make sidewalks, crosswalks, shared use paths, on-street parking, and other pedestrian facilities accessible to people with disabilities. The fifth video, “What’s New in the Final Rule Text,” highlights changes in the final rule for members of the public who are familiar with the proposed accessibility guidelines published in 2013, including the previously referenced sections of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). The Board also posted a list of significant changes to the final rule from the version proposed in the September 1 news article “Notable Changes in Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines Final Rule..”
Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) Video Series
In partnership with Great Lakes ADA Center, the Board will also provide a free webinar on the final rule on the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines on Thursday, October 5 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (ET). At this time, registration is full for the webinar, but a live stream of the webinar on YouTube and on Great Lakes ADA Center’s PROWAG webinar webpage is available. A recording of the session and the presentation materials will also be available in the online archives in the following week of the webinar.