Mobility for All: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan

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In an effort to make Woodinville public facilities and programs accessible to all, the City is conducting an organizational self-evaluation to determine compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (Title II). Once the self-evaluation is complete, the City will develop a Transition Plan to correct and mitigate accessibility concerns going forward. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that mandates nondiscrimination on the basis of disability and requires State and local government provide people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from programs, services, and activities.

Woodinville's ADA Transition Plan will identify barriers which impede access to City buildings, parks, and pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. The Plan will prioritize accessibility investments related to barrier removal and establish a schedule for compliance with the ADA.

Background

Woodinville has been steadily working to make its infrastructure and services accessible to all in accordance with the requirements of the ADA. New facilities are constructed according to the latest engineering and architectural accessibility standards, and projects to renovate or repair facilities regularly incorporate ADA upgrades. Most recently, the City completed a sidewalk hazard mitigation project to identify and remove tripping hazards throughout the city. With each street overlay or sidewalk project, existing sidewalks, curb ramps, and crossings are reconstructed, or new compliant sidewalks are added. In addition to physical infrastructure, the City has recently invested in digital tools that are accessible to people using screen-readers and other assistive devices.

Woodinville’s efforts to enhance mobility and accessibility are ongoing. Barriers to full accessibility remain present across city facilities. There are several reasons for this:

  • Some of the City’s facilities pre-date ADA Title II and have not yet been upgraded.
  • Standards for ADA compliance have changed significantly since the 1990s and 2000s, meaning that facilities that were built to compliance years ago may no longer be compliant.
  • Some accessibility barriers are the product of changing conditions as facilities naturally deteriorate or change over time.

Public Participation

To guide the development of the ADA Transition Plan, the City will engage with the general public and members of the disabled community to provide information about the project and solicit input on barriers to accessibility for City facilities and programs. The City will summarize all outreach and comments received and incorporate community feedback into Plan recommendations.

We want to hear from you: How can we make our facilities and programs more accessible to people with disabilities and mobility challenges?

👉 Take the Survey

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Take the Survey


In an effort to make Woodinville public facilities and programs accessible to all, the City is conducting an organizational self-evaluation to determine compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (Title II). Once the self-evaluation is complete, the City will develop a Transition Plan to correct and mitigate accessibility concerns going forward. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that mandates nondiscrimination on the basis of disability and requires State and local government provide people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from programs, services, and activities.

Woodinville's ADA Transition Plan will identify barriers which impede access to City buildings, parks, and pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. The Plan will prioritize accessibility investments related to barrier removal and establish a schedule for compliance with the ADA.

Background

Woodinville has been steadily working to make its infrastructure and services accessible to all in accordance with the requirements of the ADA. New facilities are constructed according to the latest engineering and architectural accessibility standards, and projects to renovate or repair facilities regularly incorporate ADA upgrades. Most recently, the City completed a sidewalk hazard mitigation project to identify and remove tripping hazards throughout the city. With each street overlay or sidewalk project, existing sidewalks, curb ramps, and crossings are reconstructed, or new compliant sidewalks are added. In addition to physical infrastructure, the City has recently invested in digital tools that are accessible to people using screen-readers and other assistive devices.

Woodinville’s efforts to enhance mobility and accessibility are ongoing. Barriers to full accessibility remain present across city facilities. There are several reasons for this:

  • Some of the City’s facilities pre-date ADA Title II and have not yet been upgraded.
  • Standards for ADA compliance have changed significantly since the 1990s and 2000s, meaning that facilities that were built to compliance years ago may no longer be compliant.
  • Some accessibility barriers are the product of changing conditions as facilities naturally deteriorate or change over time.

Public Participation

To guide the development of the ADA Transition Plan, the City will engage with the general public and members of the disabled community to provide information about the project and solicit input on barriers to accessibility for City facilities and programs. The City will summarize all outreach and comments received and incorporate community feedback into Plan recommendations.

We want to hear from you: How can we make our facilities and programs more accessible to people with disabilities and mobility challenges?

👉 Take the Survey

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