The ADA and SidewalksBy Perils for Pedestrians, Episode 138
Publication Date: December 1, 2007
Video presentation of issues facing people with visual impairments or those traveling in wheelchairs when navigating sidewalks. During the first segment of the 28-minute program, the Coordinator of Research at the U.S. Access Board explains how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to sidewalks and gives illustrative examples of lawsuits that led to modifications such as curb ramps for wheelchair users, detectable warnings of the end of a sidewalk for visually impaired pedestrians, and countdown crosswalk signals. The second segment, 16 minutes into the program, features an interview with a lawyer with Disabilities Rights Advocates in California who discusses the Barden v. Sacramento lawsuit, which determined that sidewalks are a government program covered by the ADA. Finally, 21 minutes into the video, a representative from the California Council of the Blind, a plaintiff in Barden v. Sacramento, describes the negotiations that led to the settlement.
Published by: Perils for Pedestrians (Website:http://www.pedestrians.org)
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