ADA - Self Assessments & Transition Plans - Simsbury ***Session Full***
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Event Date: 4/25/2023

Event Overview

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This class includes a field exercise that will allow you to put into practice what is learned during the classroom portion of the workshop. Please bring a safety vest and wear comfortable shoes for this portion of the program.

A CT Safety Academy Program Training

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to the background, content and enforcement of the self-evaluation and transition plan requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to municipalities. With the ADA’s passage more than 30 years ago, it is critically important that local governments recognize their obligation to upgrade streets, sidewalks, and facilities in the public right-of-way for accessibility. In this course, you will learn how to perform a self-evaluation, how to create a transition plan and why they are important. The course will include a field exercise and group discussion.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this class, participants will:

  • Understand applicable laws, regulations, polices, guidelines, and standards pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities in the public right-of-way.
  • Be familiar with related enforcement and civil case summaries. 
  • Understand the requirements for performing ADA self-evaluations and transitions plans. 
  • Identify and experience challenges faced by persons with disabilities in the PROW. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Local Traffic Authorities
  • Chief Elected Officials
  • ADA Coordinators
  • Public Works Directors
  • Municipal Engineers & Planners

*Participants will receive 6 credit hours toward their CT Safety Champion Designation. 


Melissa Evans, is the Safety Circuit Rider at the University of Connecticut's Training and Technical Assistance Center. 


  • Please email any questions to Lisa Knight at
  • Cost: Free. No registration fee is charged for this class. This training opportunity is offered by the Training & Technical Assistance Center's Connecticut Safety Academy.
  • Lunch will be provided. 
  • Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Approximately one week prior to the class, you will receive an email confirmation of your attendance, along with the address of the workshop location.
  • If you require an accommodation to participate in this workshop, please contact Lisa Knight at
  • Please advise if you have dietary restrictions. 
  • Video/Photographs may be taken for promotional and training purposes. Please notify us during registration if you do not wish to be photographed/filmed.
  • This class includes a field exercise. Please bring a safety vest and wear comfortable shoes for this portion of the program.