Port Angeles Virtual Open House : ADA Transition Plan
The City of Port Angeles would like to hear from citizens about how to make the City more accessible to everyone. We need your help to accomplish this!
The City is creating a plan for how we identify, prioritize, and remove barriers, specifically for those with disabilities. This plan, known as the ADA Transition Plan, provides an opportunity for Port Angeles to review its programs, activities, and services to identify barriers and changes that are needed for individuals with disabilities to fully participate in civic life.
We are asking for help to identify where those barriers to accessibility are in our city, specifically in the public right-of-way (such as sidewalks, roadways, bicycle lane, etc.). From your input, an ADA Transition Plan will be created to review the City's programs, services, and activities and identify the barriers and changes that are needed so all can enjoy our city equally. The ADA Transition Plan will be used to guide future planning and implementation of necessary accessibility.
The first step of the plan is a self-evaluation phase. The City’s consultant will send data collectors throughout the City to measure and record widths and slopes of sidewalks, curb ramps, and other accessible infrastructure within the public right-of-way. The self-evaluation phase also relies on broad feedback from the public. While the plan will benefit greatly from feedback from those with disabilities or that provide support for those with disabilities, feedback is welcome from everyone in Port Angeles. After a technical evaluation and rating process, we will seek public feedback on priorities and eventually on the draft plan.
Who can help?
Anyone and everyone!
How can you help?
You are the key to the success of our project! We want to hear from you!
- Filling out our ONLINE SURVEY to provide feedback on your experiences in the City and volunteer for future engagements!
- Using the MOBILE/ONLINE REPORTING TOOL! You can identify and report specific barriers when you are out in the community via your mobile phone or tablet.
- Reach out to us! email@example.com or call 350-417-4543.
- If you wish to make a reasonable request for accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-417-4543.
American with Disabilities Act
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public entities having responsibility for, or authority over: facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and/or other areas meant for public use develop a Transition Plan to make their facilities meet accessibility standards. To read more about the ADA, please visit: https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm
Both the Self-Evaluation and the Transition Plan are required elements of the federally mandated ADA Title II, which requires that government agencies provide equal access to programs and services they offer. While the ADA applies to all aspects of government services, this Plan focuses exclusively on the public right-of-way which includes sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian crossings and pedestrian push buttons. The Self-Evaluation will inform the development of a transition plan to prioritize and schedule the removal of barriers identified during the self-evaluation process.
The City of Port Angeles assures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, and sex in provisions of benefits and services resulting from programs and activities. For more information, contact email@example.com
For more information please visit: Title VI Program.
Be on the lookout for our data collectors!
Soon the City of Port Angeles will start its ADA Transition Plan project. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public agencies with jurisdiction over sidewalks, curb ramps, and/or other areas meant for public use develop a Transition Plan to make their facilities meet accessibility standards. The Transition Planning process will focus on facilities within the public right-of-way and will start with a self-evaluation. This means the City will take measurements of sidewalks, curb ramps, and other features in the public right-of-way so that accessibility can be determined and incorporated in the plan. Staff will be out soon collecting and recording data for the self-assessment. The data collectors will be wearing high-visibility vests, backpacks, and will be using tools to measure the width and slope of sidewalks, curb ramps, and other features within the public right-of-way. They will begin work the week of November 2 and will be out in the field approximately 6 weeks.