Walking is for Everyone: Ensuring Access for All

Thursday October 29, 10:15 – 11:45

Learn how to incorporate design features to meet the needs of everyone in your community, including older adults and people with disabilities.  Expand your knowledge on the needs of users and the basis for good planning and design solutions for enhanced safety and walkability with real-life situations. This session will provide participants an orientation to the way people with disabilities use pedestrian environments including a checklist to assess the path of travel. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.  This session will be followed by an afternoon mobile workshop to demonstrate some of the principles discussed

Moderator: Mukul Malhotra, Director of Urban Design, MIG


  • Janet Barlow, President, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Accessible Design for the Blind
  • Ken Thompson, Coordinator, Veterans Dialogue and Technical Assistance, Easter Seals Transportation Group
  • Dennis Cannon, Transportation Accessibility Specialist, Synergy, LLC