Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation


This workshop will benefit state and local professionals that plan, design, inspect, and construct Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-related facilities within the public right-of-way. State and local agency staff, consultants, and contractors are encouraged to attend.

Why Attend?

  • Iowa DOT has produced Design Standards and Plan Preparation Requirements for Accessible Sidewalks
  • The 2011 Design Manual from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is updated periodically as changes are needed, and the course covers the current standards
  • Accessibility of public rights-of-way is required by the 1990 ADA
  • Renewed focus on consistent compliance with ADA Curb Ramp Design and Work Zone Accessibility
  • Workshop will summarize the Sidewalk, Curb Ramp, and Work Zone Portions of the Iowa DOT Design Manual, and provide information about Plan Preparation Requirements

Typical Workshop Agenda

8:30 a.m.

8:45 a.m.
Setting the Stage

9:00 a.m. 
Summary of  ADA-Related Design Standards and Information

10:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.
Summary (Continued)

Plan Components, Creation, and Tools for Production

Protruding Objects

Pedestrian Facilities During Construction

12:00 p.m. 

For More Information

If you have questions about this workshop please contact Keith Knapp at 515-294-8817 or