ADA Transition Plan

ADA self-evaluation and transition plan

The Town has engaged with consulting firm Meeting the Challenge Inc. to complete an ADA self-evaluation and transition plan for the Town’s facilities and parks. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act prescribes self-evaluation and transition plans as the required processes for identifying and scheduling the removal of barriers to access by people with disabilities.

A transition plan is a listing of barriers and potential barriers to access. While Title II regulation does not specifically require intervals at which a public entity must revisit and revise its transition plan, the regulation requires all new construction and alterations since Jan. 26, 1992, to adhere to ADA standards.

Starting in late 2019, the Town has identified ADA-related policies and practices and analyzed whether they adversely affect the full participation of individuals with disabilities in Town programs, activities and services. Additionally, Town staff and the consultants have examined each of our facilities to determine whether any physical barriers to program access exist. The Town is now ready to proceed with any needed modifications to its services, policies and practices.

View the Town's draft transition plan (PDF).

Public input

When prioritizing the removal of barriers or revision of policies, it is important to gather input from the public, including people with disabilities and organizations that represent and advocate for people with disabilities. Seeking this input, which is a regulatory requirement, is fundamentally part of the ADA’s promise of inclusion and integration.

To that end, the Town developed several methods to solicit public comments on our draft transition plan, including from people with disabilities. Online comments were accepted, and the Town and our consultant facilitated two public meetings for this purpose in November 2020. A video of the virtual public meeting held is posted on this page.