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Easter Seals, TRB to host free accessibility Webinar

Posted on July 21, 2010

Easter Seals and the Transportation Research Board are co-hosting a free Webinar conference called "Promising Practices and Solutions in Accessible Transportation" from Aug. 2 through 5.

The registration deadline is July 28. More details and registration can be found here.

Each one-hour session will begin at 2 p.m. EST on the scheduled date. Resources related to the presentation will be posted on this page approximately two days before each session. These materials are intended as additional resources to provide more in-depth information and it is not necessary to download them for the presentation.

Note that Session 4 on Aug. 5, "The Role of Transit-Oriented Development: Livable and Sustainable Communities," is of particular relevance for those working on sustainable development. The full conference agenda is below.

Session 1: Monday, Aug. 2
2-3:30 p.m. Eastern time
Accessible Taxis Getting the Cabs into Service on the Street
Wendy Klancher, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Peter Schenkman, Greater New York Taxi Association
Ray Mundy, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Lawrence Carter-Long, Disabilities Network of New York

Session 2: Tuesday, Aug. 3
2-3:30 p.m. Eastern time
Technology in Transit: Innovation and Evaluation
Robert Chamberlin, Resource Systems Group
Van Chesnut, Advance Transit
Aaron Steinfeld, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Session 3: Wednesday, Aug. 4
2-3:30 p.m. Eastern time
Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines for Roundabouts and Intersections
Lois Thibault, U.S. Access Board
Lukas Franck, The Seeing Eye
Donna Smith, Easter Seals Project ACTION

Session 4: Thursday, Aug. 5
2-3:30 p.m. Eastern time
The Role of Transit-Oriented Development: Livable and Sustainable Communities
Nat Bottigheimer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Lilly Shoup, Transportation for America

 

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