On July 13 the City Council proclaimed July 26 “Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day” since this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 4 Americans live with a disability. We want to update you on some of the things the city is doing to not only be in compliance with the ADA, but to improve inclusion and accessibility for all of our residents.
1. The city has designated a staff member to be the city’s ADA Coordinator. You can contact Josie Shardlow if you need to:
- Request an accommodation to participate in a city meeting or event
- Suggest a change that would make city facilities or services more accessible
- File an ADA grievance
Her contact info is: 763-493-8388 or email@example.com
2. We are updating our self-evaluation and transition plans. This means we’re evaluating all of our programs, policies and procedures as well as all city facilities to ensure greater accessibility.
3. We welcome people of all abilities to participate in our recreation programs! If you or your child has a disability, behavior concern, severe allergy, or other condition requiring accommodation, please let us know at the time of registration. Please register early to allow adequate time to process requests. If you have questions about inclusion services, please contact Erin Johnson at 763-315-8462 or firstname.lastname@example.org