Solving ADA Design Challenges

This course is not currently scheduled – stay tuned for future sessions!

This free 4-hour virtual training introduces the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design requirements and guidelines for public rights-of-way. The course also discusses design challenges and options, based on engineering design guidelines, for engineers and designers. The course runs from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. PT with a 2-hour break in between.

Familiarity with the U.S. Access Board’s draft Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way is recommended, but not required, prior to attending this course. This publication may be downloaded at:

Participants may send examples of design challenges to meeting standards and guidelines for accessible design. Please send maps, photos, and or descriptions to [email protected] by September 29.

Who Should Attend

Transportation agency staff who design, construct, or inspect public rights-of-way for ADA compliance. Job titles may include:

  • Engineers.
  • Designers.
  • Construction Inspectors.
  • Engineering Consultants.
  • Public Works Directors.

Solving ADA Design Challenges is an elective of the Road Scholar Program.


Brooke Struve is a Safety/Geometric Design Engineer at the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center in Lakewood, Colorado. Prior to joining the Resource Center, she was on the Preconstruction Team in FHWA’s Office of Infrastructure. There, she worked to advance best practices in the design discipline across the agency and provide technical support for Interstate access, geometric design, and accessible design for disabled pedestrians. Brooke has worked as a Project Manager for FHWA’s Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division and as a Team Leader for the Utah Department of Transportation, leading the development and design of projects ranging from low-volume recreational roads to urban arterials and freeways. Brooke has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Utah.


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Solving ADA Design Challenges