TRB conducted a webinar on May 28, 2014, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET that covered accessibility challenges at roundabouts for pedestrians with vision disabilities. Webinar panelists presented a framework for evaluating accessibility at a complex intersection and discussed the impacts of site geometry and operational characteristics on the accessibility of the site for blind pedestrians. A certificate for two Professional Development Hours (PDHs) was provided to attendees who registered and attended the webinar as an individual.
The webinar was based on NCHRP Report 674: Crossing Solutions at Roundabouts and Channelized Right Turn Lanes for Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities
. Webinar panelists also discussed empirical study results for several infrastructure-based treatments that designers and operations engineers may use to help improve accessibility. Attendees also received an brief update on the progress of NCHRP Project 03-78b: Guidelines for Crossing Solutions at Roundabouts and Channelized Right Turn Lanes for Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities
Bastian Schroeder, North Carolina State University
Janet Barlow, Accessible Design for the Blind
Katy Salamati, North Carolina State University
Scott Windley, U.S. Access Board
Moderated by: Jeff Shaw, North Carolina State University
PART 1: Overview of accessibility challenges at roundabouts
PART 2: Highlights of NCHRP Report 674
PART 3: FHWA study findings on effectiveness of Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFBs) at multilane roundabouts
PART 4: Summary
PART 5: Question and answer session
The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the components of an accessible crossing for pedestrians who are blind;
- Explain the status of a national policy for roundabout accessibility and the meaning of equivalent facilitation, which will be required at all two or more lane roundabouts;
- Discuss the latest research results and the accessibility challenges to co-workers and project stakeholders; and
- Summarize what infrastructure-based treatments are available to designers and operations engineers for improving accessibility at crosswalks.
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Professional Development Hour Information
A certificate for two Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate.
Individuals registered as Florida PEs are required to email Reggie Gillum, RGillum@nas.edu
, with their license number.
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This webinar was developed in December 2013. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Certificates of Completion will be issued to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, PO Box 1686, Clemson, SC, 29633. Website: www.RCEP.net
American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits
This webinar has been approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for two Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log-in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session.
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This Summary Last Modified On: 5/30/2014