ADA Transition Plan

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a comprehensive piece of legislation that both prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life. The City of Mercer Island develops its buildings and infrastructure to meet these standards and, where possible, update facilities to meet these standards.

To better assess these needs, the City is developing an ADA Transition Plan as defined in Title II of the Act, that focuses on identifying gaps and barriers in public Right-of-Way (curb ramps, crosswalks, and sidewalks), parks (paths, restrooms, picnic areas), and City buildings (doorways, hardware, and walkways). This plan will also define priorities for investments that remove barriers and will guide planning and implementation of necessary accessibility improvements.

The plan was under development throughout the fall of 2021 with a draft version available for public review until April 2022. The final ADA Transition Plan is now available and will be adopted by the City Council in May 2022.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a comprehensive piece of legislation that both prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life. The City of Mercer Island develops its buildings and infrastructure to meet these standards and, where possible, update facilities to meet these standards.

To better assess these needs, the City is developing an ADA Transition Plan as defined in Title II of the Act, that focuses on identifying gaps and barriers in public Right-of-Way (curb ramps, crosswalks, and sidewalks), parks (paths, restrooms, picnic areas), and City buildings (doorways, hardware, and walkways). This plan will also define priorities for investments that remove barriers and will guide planning and implementation of necessary accessibility improvements.

The plan was under development throughout the fall of 2021 with a draft version available for public review until April 2022. The final ADA Transition Plan is now available and will be adopted by the City Council in May 2022.

  • ADA Transition Plan Adopted by City Council

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    The Mercer Island ADA Transition Plan was adopted by City Council at the May 3rd meeting. A big thank you to all of the community members who contributed their input and helped make our ADA Plan a success.

  • Final ADA Transition Plan

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    The Final ADA Transition Plan is now available and includes features to support the use of screen readers. The Plan is scheduled to be adopted by the City at the May 3 City Council Meeting. View the document here.

  • Final Plan in Development

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    After several months of review by the City staff & City Council, as well as an extended public comment period, the final version of the ADA Transition Plan is in development. The plan will be adopted at the May 3rd City Council meeting.

  • Draft Plan Released

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    The Draft ADA Transition plan is complete! The full document is now available and includes accessibility features for screen readers.

    City staff will hand-off the draft to the City Council on February 1. Councilmembers will then review and discuss the draft in preparation for adoption in April. We would like to thank the community members who participated in the online survey and focus group. Your input was essential to the development of the draft plan.

    The public review period will be open until February 22, 2022. You can Post a Public Comment or Ask a Question here on Let's Talk.

Page last updated: 23 May 2022, 03:51 PM