June 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
· How can we ensure that our future transportation and mobility planning needs serve people with disabilities?
· How do we make others aware of the accessibility challenges that people with disabilities, their advocates, and the elderly face in navigating various pedestrian infrastructure?
· How do we increase independence in mobility and walkability for people with disabilities in our community?
The Council for Community Accessibility’s Transportation and Mobility Committee is holding an event, Increasing Pedestrian Accessibility Opportunities for All, that will address those questions. Join us on Monday, June 14th, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Our agenda for the day:
8:30-9:00 Breakfast pastries/fruit/coffee
9:00-10:00 Melissa Anderson, ADA Program Analyst, Office of Civil Rights, US Department of
Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, who will speak to us about pedestrian accessibility and safety in the public right of way.
10:00-12:00 Mobility needs assessment in small groups on different pedestrian routes around the city.
12:00-1:00 Debrief with a panel of experts from Health-by-Design, as well as our speaker, over lunch.
This event will be held in person at the Switchyard Park Pavilion, but also on Zoom. There will be a 50-person cap on in-person attendance. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/CCApedestrian. There will be COVID protocols in place and transportation provided for the routes, and to the event, if needed. Funding is provided by ADA-Indiana and the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities. Questions or concerns, e-mail email@example.com or call (812) 349-3471.