Transportation Learning Network

Virtual Learning

About the ADA & ABA Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) - A Review of the Final Rule

  • Apr 9, 2024
    Virtual Learning (desktop/laptop and mobile devices)

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This presentation will discuss the importance of pedestrian access for all and how to interpret the requirements in the transportation industry. Pedestrians with disabilities throughout the United States continue to face major challenges in travel because many sidewalks, crosswalks, and other pedestrian facilities are inaccessible. In 2023 the U.S. Access Board issued a final rule on the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG). This session will address the requirements in these guidelines, specifically highlighting changes from the proposed draft that was published in 2013. Presenters from the Access Board will review many aspects of PROWAG, including how federal, state, and local government agencies can make their pedestrian facilities, such as sidewalks, crosswalks, shared use paths, and on-street parking, accessible to people with disabilities. Presenters will also cover the minimum technical requirements for various spaces and elements in the public right-of-way, such as pedestrian access routes, pedestrian signals, curb ramps and blended transitions, detectable warning surfaces, transit stops, and street furniture.


Scott Windley, TA Coordinator and Senior Accessibility Specialist Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board. Scott Windley has been on staff at the US Access Board since 1997. He previously worked at The Center for Universal Design as well as the University of Idaho's Facilities Planning and Design Department as an intern Architect. Mr. Windley received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Idaho. Currently at the Board Mr. Windley is working on the Board's public rights-of-way rulemaking, provides technical assistance and training on the ADAAG, PROWAG, and other standards, and works with a team of staff on the Technical Assistance Guides that are available from the Board.

Juliet Shoultz, P.E., Transportation Systems Engineer and Accessibility Specialist Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board. Juliet Shoultz is a Transportation Systems Engineer with the U.S Access Board where she serves as lead staff on accessible transportation. She has fifteen years of experience in transportation planning and engineering for state government, and extensive experience in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policy and standards development as well as ADA transition planning. Juliet has been an active participant on Transportation Research Board standing committees, and a member of a National Cooperative Highway Research Program panel.

Target Audience

All personnel would benefit from this presentation, regardless of position.