ADA Transition Plan

 

Plan Review

The DRAFT ADA transition plan is available for review by clicking this LINK.  A copy of the document is also available for your review at City Hall (121 - 5th Ave N), Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St.), and the Senior Center (220 Railroad Ave).  Any comments should be submitted to Mr. Bertrand Hauss (bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov or 425-771-0220) by close of business on September 22, 2017.

 

ADA Title II Program

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Edmonds will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City of Edmonds does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: The City of Edmonds will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in City of Edmonds’ programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City of Edmonds will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the City of Edmonds offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

The City of Edmonds will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Auxiliary Aid or Service

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of Edmonds should contact the Bertrand Hauss, ADA Coordinator / Transportation Engineer at 425-771-0220 or bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

ADA Complaints

The ADA does not require the City of Edmonds to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Edmonds is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Bertrand Hauss, ADA Coordinator / Transportation Engineer at 425-771-0220 or bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov. The City of Edmonds Grievance Procedure for accessibility complaints is available for download here.

ADA Transition Plan for the Right-of-Way Overview

In an effort to make the City of Edmond’s public right-of-way facilities accessible to all, the City is in engaged in developing an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way. The ADA Transition Plan for the Right-of-Way demonstrates the City of Edmond's commitment to providing equal access to all of its public programs, services, facilities, and activities for citizens with disabilities. This plan is focused on pedestrian access routes within the right-of-way and includes sidewalks, curb ramps, street crossings, driveway crossings, rail crossings, hazards, and pedestrian activated signal systems.

The Plan is intended to:

·       identify physical obstacles that limit the accessibility of facilities to individuals with disabilities,
·       describe the methods to be used to make the facilities accessible,
·       provide a schedule for making modifications to better provide access, and
·       identify the public officials responsible for implementation of the Transition Plan.

Project Tasks and Schedule

The plans development involves the following

TASK 1: PROJECT INITIATION (10/2016 – 11/2016)

The City of Edmonds initiated the project during October and November 2016. During this time the City gathered information on existing policies and procedures for the right-of-way for review and worked to develop the procedures for evaluating the facilities within the City’s right-of-way.

TASK 2: EVALUATION OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY (12/2016 – 2/2017)

A number of items will be addressed during the evaluation of the right-of-way task:

·       Existing policy documents related to pedestrian facilities are reviewed to identify issues that should be addressed to ensure that    policies are non-discriminatory to people with disabilities.
·       The City’s standard construction details are reviewed for compliance with the ADA
·       A stakeholder advisory committee will be involved with identifying issues and opportunities, and drafting barrier removal priorities.
·       Procedures for evaluating the right-of-way facilities are finalized.
·       The facilities in the right-of-way are evaluated.
·       ADA barrier removal actions are identified.

TASK 3: PREPARE THE ADA TRANSITION PLAN (3/2017 – 4/2017)

During the third task the ADA Transition Plan schedule for barrier removal in the Right-of-Way is developed. The stakeholder advisory committee will review the draft plan and provide comments prior to the public review draft. The plan will be posted to this webpage and hardcopies will be available at designated locations in order to collect public comment. It is anticipated that the plan will be available in March 2017. The plan once completed will include:

·       ADA Transition Plan requirements and process including:
·   The methodology employed for Plan development
·   Prioritization and scheduling process
·   Estimated budget for barrier removal
·       Identification of the ADA Coordinator
·       ADA grievance procedure
·       Public outreach process for Plan development
·       Transition plan phasing schedule
·       Program accessibility guidelines, standards, and resources

How to Provide Input

The Transition Plan process is currently underway and the City would like your comments and concerns regarding facility accessibility to assist in the development of the Transition Plan. Please help with this process and list your concerns regarding accessibility of the public right-of-way within the City of Edmonds.

The City is looking for input from:

·       People with disabilities – the City is seeking representatives from a variety of disabilities
·       Senior citizens
·       Other individuals and members of groups that encounter barriers related to transportation, such as parents of minor children with disabilities
·       People with experience and knowledge of ADA planning and requirements or also serve disabled populations
·       Interested Edmonds residents

For more information on the Transition Plan, please contact Bertrand Hauss, ADA Coordinator / Transportation Engineer at bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov or call (425) 771-0220.


GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE


Contact Public Works

Public Works & Utilities Administration
Operations & Maintenance Center
7110 210th St SW
Edmonds, WA  98026

Phone: (425) 771-0235
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Edmonds, WA 98020
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Edmonds, WA 98020

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