ADA Accessible D-Lite - Free
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About the Event
P.E. Credits 3.5 - C.M. Credits TBA - Join us for an exclusive sneak peak, as Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Puerto Rico Highway Transportation Authority (PRHTA), Florida Division of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Florida LTAP Center present the essentials of accessible design for transportation professionals. This brand new course represents a substantial departure from more traditional ADA training events. Not only significantly shorter, it foregoes complicated legal discussion to focus on plain description of the minimum accessibility requirements for planners, engineers, risk managers and other transportation specialists working in Florida and Puerto Rico. The partners will beta test ADA D-Lite in Florida and Puerto Rico during 2021 in virtual, one and 1.5 day versions, but you’ll see it first compliments of the Third Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS).
Attendees will learn which accessibility standards govern planning, design and construction on Florida and Puerto Rico roadways; how to envision and provide pedestrian safety without losing sight of accessibility; how to recognize and correct inaccessibility in design or the as-built environment; and emerging issues impacting accessibility in Florida and Puerto Rico. LTAP and FIU will assist in facilitation and in providing information about low-cost/no-cost geospatial tools to assist with planning for safe and accessible facilities.