Local compliance with ADA is up for discussion

City Hall says it is looking for public input on local efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The issue is up for discussion at Tuesday night’s Athens-Clarke County Commission meeting.

From the A-CC Government website...

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGOV) Human Resources (HR) Department has updated the existing 2011 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan to acknowledge and outline past improvements, as well as new remedial actions necessary to remove current ADA barriers in the organizations’ facilities, programs, and services that were discovered in ACCGOV’s latest self-evaluation.

The ADA Transition Plan is a living document designed to be updated regularly as part of ACCGOV’s ongoing commitment to ensuring equal access for individuals with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The proposed revision is intended to address ADA accessibility concerns regarding Athens-Clarke County’s sidewalks, roadways, parks, facilities, transportation services, and programs.

Part of the self-evaluation process is the public input portion of the evaluation. Residents and interested parties can review the proposed revisions to the ADA Transition Plan and submit feedback on how accessibility can be improved. Written comments must be submitted or delivered to the Human Resources Department by March 29, 2019 care of Lawa Howard, ACC Human Resources Department, 375 Satula Avenue, Athens, GA, 30603. Comments may also be submitted online through the Mayor & Commission Agenda Item Comment Form available online at www.accgov.com/agendas.

The Mayor and Commission will receive comments on the proposed revisions at the Agenda Setting Session on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall, which is accessible to people with disabilities. The Mayor and Commission are tentatively scheduled to consider and vote on the revisions at their Regular Session voting meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in City Hall.

The ACCGOV ADA Transition Plan is available online as part of the Mayor and Commission meeting agenda items at www.accgov.com/agendas or at the ACC Human Resources Department at 375 Satula Avenue, Athens, GA 30601 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on the ADA Transition Plan, contact Lawa Howard, ADA Transition Plan Coordinator with the ACC Human Resources Department, at 706-613-3101 or lawa.howard@accgov.com.



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