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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluations/Transition Plans


With the 25-year anniversary of the passage of ADA, it is critical that local governments recognize their obligation to upgrade streets, sidewalks, and other facilities in the public right-of-way for accessibility. ADA requires that public agencies perform self-evaluations and prepare transition plans. This workshop examines the background to, contents of, and enforcement of the self-evaluation and transition plan requirements. Examples of good transition plans are presented and discussed as well as a case study to illustrate these items. Several landmark court cases are also reviewed and their significance discussed. Participants will leave with a "to do" list of next steps their agencies need to take and a toolkit of helpful resources.


Upon completion of the class, attendees should be able to:

  • Learn the background and history of ADA

  • Understand self-evaluation and transition plan requirements

  • Create a "to do" list of next steps their agencies need


This class should be of interest to mayors, city managers, council members, public works directors, road/street supervisors, municipal attorneys, and others responsible for regulatory compliance and management of liability risk will find this workshop beneficial. Engineers, technicians, and landscape architects working on local government projects should also find this session helpful.

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