04/10/2022 – North American Snow Conference – Pittsburgh, PA
Kristi Avalos will be presenting in person from 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm EST on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at the North American Snow Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Topic: The ADA and Snow – What You Need to Know
Are you aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has specific requirements related to managing snow on public property? Did you know that you have always been required to maintain your accessible routes, even during the snow periods? Further, are you aware that you cannot just plow the streets and shovel the sidewalks without clearing off the curb ramps too? Also, did you know you cannot place the plowed snow where it will obstruct accessible parking or the route to the accessible parking?
In this presentation you will learn from an expert how to keep your citizens with disabilities safe while protecting your agency from completely avoidable access-related litigation arising from ADA noncompliance in your winter maintenance practices.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be better able to navigate the challenges of ADA compliance, especially during winter months.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be better able to protect their agency from access related litigation.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be better able to produce a checklist of elements to maintain in an accessible condition during winter months.