About 14% of our population has impairments which reduce and limit their mobility. These impairments may be present at birth or a result of an accident or disease. Many impairments which result in disabilities are associated with aging. This is especially important, as the population as a whole is growing older.
Contact: Community Planning and Development for assistance with accessibility questions.
Meeting standards may be easier than you think…
- New construction and altered facilities must be “accessible to and usable by” people with disabilities. (ADA Title II and Rehabilitation Act Section 504)
- Transportation providers must evaluate existing facilities, policies, and programs for discrimination and develop a modification or transition plan that includes:
- Methods and schedule for correction/retrofit
- Curb ramp installation schedule
(ADA Title II (28 CFR Part 35.149 and 35.150)
- Individual pedestrians must be reasonably accommodated, where necessary (most common request is Audible Pedestrian Signal).(ADA Title II and Rehabilitation Act Section 504)
Federal Guidance and Resources
State Guidance and Resources for Projects on State Highways