Planning for pedestrians with disabilities: Sharing successes and gaps from ADA Transition Plans around the U.S.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Local governments are required to develop an ADA transition plan to identify barriers with sidewalks and intersections, and plan for how to remove barriers so that they are easier to use for people with disabilities. A recent study from the UIC Great Lakes ADA Center showed that many communities do not have transition plans for sidewalks and intersections and that the quality of most plans was low. In this webinar, the speakers will highlight ways to improve ADA transition plans and share successful practices gathered from ADA coordinators with high quality plans. The presentation will also discuss ways that people with disabilities may become involved in ADA transition planning and help to make their communities more accessible. The webinar will include a case study about the City of Tempe, Arizona that will be shared by municipal staff who led the development and implementation of their ADA Transition Plan for the public rights-of-way. Participants will have time to ask questions of the session speakers.

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Stephanie Deitrick, Enterprise GIS Manager , City of Tempe, AZ

Yochai Eisenberg , Senior Research Specialist , Institute on Disability and Human Development, UIC

Amy Heider, MA, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Department of Disability and Human Development, UIC

Michele Stokes, ADA Compliance Specialist, City of Tempe, AZ