Materials and recordings from CMAP’s ADA and accessibility trainings

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and our training partners are pleased to share presentation materials and video recordings from accessibility and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training sessions.

These training resources are intended for municipal staff, public works staff, ADA coordinators, elected and appointed officials, community leaders, and anyone interested in learning about how to make their communities more accessible.

CMAP training recordings and materials

This module covers the ADA, Title II, and the roles and responsibilities of municipalities and local government under these codes. 

ADA and Title II training slide deck
ADA and Title II training handout: toolkit and checklists

This module provides ADA coordinators and other municipal staff with information about the roles and responsibilities of an ADA coordinator.

ADA coordinator training slide deck
ADA coordinator training handout: grievance procedure and department liaisons

This module provides comprehensive and hands-on training about ADA self-evaluations, standards, and the proposed Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG).

ADA self-evaluation and design standards training slide deck
Template documents: ADA construction concurrence and ADA statement of maximum extent practicable

This module provides comprehensive and hands-on training to develop and implement an ADA transition plan.

ADA transition plan training slide deck

These two modules provide the history of accessibility rules, federal design standards, and various legal codes (PROWAG I), as well as the technical aspects related to curb ramps, crosswalks, detectable warning surfaces, pedestrian push buttons and signals, and more (PROWAG II).

PROWAG training part 1

PROWAG training part 1 slide deck

PROWAG training part 2

PROWAG training part 2 slide deck

This module provides an overview and technical understanding of the Illinois Accessibility Code.

Illinois Accessibility training deck
Illinois Accessibility Code (2018)

Additional accessibility resources

This list of accessibility and ADA compliance resources helps local governments understand federal regulations, connect with regional partners, access trainings, and find interpreter and other accessibility services.