Wednesday, September 13
This workshop will focus on urban design through an accessibility lens. We will explore the public-rights-of-way of downtown Saint Paul while considering access and inclusion for people of all abilities. Before the field experience participants will be grounded in a background on disability, ableism, accessibility, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the pedestrian realm, including sidewalks, streets, crosswalks, curb ramps, pedestrian signals, and other components, while using a mobility or other service device. There will be ample time for discussion along the way.
Facilitator: Kjensmo Walker, Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair, Metropolitan Council