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The Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) rulemaking has concluded. The PROWAG final rule has been published in the Federal Register. Please visit the Access Board’s PROWAG page for the guidelines.

Exterior Routes & Surfaces

May 04, 2023 Presented on: May 04, 2023

Access to buildings begins with an accessible route and ground surfaces to ensure people who use mobility devices and canes can move from site arrival, frequently outdoors, to the entrance. This session will address the requirements for exterior routes and surfaces to ensure everyone has access within all spaces on a site. Access Board Accessibility Specialists will review the differences between accessible routes for building sites, outdoor recreation areas, trails, and beaches. Additionally, the presenters will share information on the concepts of stable, firm, and slip resistant surfaces in the outdoor environment. Playground surfaces will also be covered. Video remote interpreting and real-time captioning will be provided in this webinar. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or may be posed during the live webinar. Participants can also earn continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
California Architects Board 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5
LA CES 1.5


Josh Schorr, U.S. Access Board, Training Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services

Bobby Stinnette, U.S. Access Board, Accessibility Specialist

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session, you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.

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In order to register for this webinar you will need to create an account and provide, at a minimum, your name, email address, phone number, city, and country. If you do not wish to create an account, you may watch this webinar after it has been recorded. Webinars are typically posted two days after the live session. You can access previously recorded webinars on the Great Lakes ADA Center AccessibilityOnline Archives webpage. Be advised that in order to obtain continuing education credits, you must register and create an account. See Continuing Education Recognition Request Policy.