Wed, Apr 19|
Snohomish County Universal Design Forum
Join Snotrac to learn how Universal Design principles can be used to improve mobility opportunities across communities in Snohomish County and beyond.
Time & Location
Apr 19, 2023, 9:30 AM – Apr 20, 2023, 2:30 PM
About the Event
Join the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition (Snotrac), Snohomish County Human Services, Disability Mobility Initiative, and Homage Senior Services to learn how Universal Design principles can be used to improve mobility opportunities across communities in Snohomish County and beyond.
Universal Design is a process of design for buildings, products, and environments to ensure they're usable by all people to the greatest extent possible without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
As public works departments and transportation providers across Snohomish County adopt, update, and implement ADA Transition Plans, you'll learn from our presenters how you can incorporate Universal Design into your work.
You'll learn the current research on how Universal Design can be applied to improving street designs, transit, and land use, better supporting age-friendly and ability-friendly communities and achieving mobility justice.
Target Audience: The forum is open to the public and need not be from Snohomish County, but the content is targeted for public works, transit, and land use agency planners, engineers, and similar professions. We are currently seeking AICP credits for the event.
Cost to Attend: Free
- 9:30-10 a.m. - Keynote: Anna Zivarts, Director of Disability Mobility Initiative
- 10-12 p.m. - Workshop: Transportation Planning & Universal Design, led by Jonathan White (M.Arch., AIA), Director of Design Consulting, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the State University of New York at Buffalo
- 1-2:30 p.m. - Presentation: Housing Choice & Universal Design, led by Cathy MacCaul, Advocacy Director at AARP Washington
- 9:30-11 - Presentation: Introduction to ADA Compliance, led by Northwest ADA Center
- 11-12:30 - Presentation: ADA & Mobility Justice, by Michelle Abunaja, Associate Transportation Planner at Seattle Department of Transportation and Affiliate Instructor at UW College of Built Environments. Followed by a Q&A with Thomas Hewitt Jr. (AICP), ADA Coordinator at Seattle Department of Transportation with 13 years of experience in ADA accessibility compliance.
- 1-2:30 - ADA Transition Plan Round Robin: staff and consultants for the cities of Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Mountlake Terrace, and Monroe will present their ADA transition plans, Puget Sound Regional Council staff will present on how their tracking ADA transition plans across the region. This will be a great opportunity for local agencies to share best practices and lessons learned with one another.