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 towards 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 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.

"Thanks for an eye-opening field experience".
"Practical hands-on knowledge"
 
- Safety Academy Participants
Registration
  • 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.
     
  • Approximately one week prior to the class, you will receive an email confirmation of your attendance, along with the address of the workshop location. 
     
  • If you require an accommodation to participate in this workshop, please contact Lisa Knight at (860) 486-4396 or lisa.knight@uconn.edu.
     
  • Please advise if you 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
May 3, 2018
Simsbury, CT
Session is 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
(Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Lunch will be provided
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.