Tactile Walking Surface Indicators: Overview and Wayfinding Applications (WV LTAP To the Point 30-Minute Webinar)
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About the Event
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This workshop will be concluding through Zoom. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required at the link below. You do not need to have a Zoom account or download anything to participate in the workshop; you only need internet access. Once you pre-register, you will be provided with an access link. On the day of the workshop, clicking the link will give you access to the event waiting room.
Tactile Walking Surface indicators (TWSI) include attention fields (truncated dome detectable warning surfaces) and guiding patterns (directional indicators) of raised bars. Although there is currently no US standard for tactile guiding patterns, it is recognized that such patterns may be a good solution to wayfinding problems for visually impaired pedestrians in a number of applications, including: 1) shared streets, plazas, and other open spaces; 2) sidewalk-level separated bike lanes without a continuous buffer and 3) pedestrian crossings that are difficult to locate using non-visual cues, e.g., mid-block crossings and channelized turn lanes. This webinar will feature an overview of the types of guiding surfaces and their characteristics, identification of notable practices for use of directional indicators, current state of the practice and a variety of example applications.
Who Should Attend
Transportation planners, engineers, technicians, landscape architects, public works directors and others involved in the design, installation and operation of pedestrian and bicycle facilities should find the webinar beneficial.
About the Instructor
The instructor for this webinar is Ronald W. Eck, P.E. Ron received his B.S.C.E and Ph.D. degrees from Clemson University. He is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University and Director of the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including accessibility and pedestrian transportation, for over 45 years. He was a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board from 2008 to 2017. He authored the chapter on Pedestrians in McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Transportation Engineering. He teaches a variety of ADA-related classes for public works personnel throughout the United States.