ADA - Self Evaluation & Transition Plans

This course will introduce you to the background, content and enforcement of the self-evaluation and transition plan requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to local government programs. With the ADA's passage more than 25 years ago, it is critically important that local governments recognize their obligation to upgrade streets, sidewalks, and facilities in the public right-of way for accessibility. The first step in demonstrating a good faith effort is the performance of self-evaluations and the preparation of transition plans. We will demonstrate that a self- evaluation and transition plan need not be overly burdensome. The course will include group discussions and field exercises on the performance of sidewalk inventories and evaluations.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for local and state agency representatives responsible for the development of ADA Transition Plans.

Participants will receive 6 credit hours toward their CT Safety Champion designation.
This class includes a field exercise that will allow you to put into practice what is learned during the classroom portion of the workshop. Please bring a safety vest and wear comfortable shoes for this portion of the program.  
Course Instructor
Anthony A. Lorenzetti, P.E. is the Safety Circuit Rider at the University of Connecticut's Technology Transfer Center. He has over 30 years of professional engineering experience including  both public and private sector employment. He served as the Public Works Director/Town Engineer for the Town of Plymouth, Connecticut for over 20 years. 
  • Registration contact: Please direct any questions to Lisa Knight or call at (860) 486-4396
  • Free. No registration fee is charged for this class. This training opportunity is offered by the Technology Transfer Center's Connecticut Safety Academy.
  • Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please advise if you require special services or have dietary restrictions.
  • Photographs may be taken for promotional and training purposes. Please notify us during registration if you do not wish to be photographed.

Date & Location
August 24, 2017
Norwalk, CT
Sessions are 8:30am - 3:30pm
(Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Lunch will be provided
We will forward you travel directions and parking information prior to the training date. When registering, please include the e-mail address at which you wish to receive information.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this class, participants will:
  • Know how to identify applicable laws, regulations, policies, guidelines, and standards pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities in the public right-of-way (PROW)
  • Have an understanding of enforcement activities and civil case summaries and how they relate to roadway agencies, ADA self-evaluations, and transition plans
  • Understand the requirements for performing ADA self-evaluations and ADA transition plans. Identify physical and communication barriers existing in our pedestrian network that should be included and addressed as part of plan development and asset inventory
  • Have familiarity with the requirements for ensuring accessibility in existing pedestrian facilities versus work in new construction and alterations.
  • Identify and experience some of the challenges in the PROW faced by persons with disabilities