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ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan
The City of Issaquah is committed to providing equal access to its public programs, services, facilities and activities for all citizens including those with disabilities. To achieve this end, the City is developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for the public right-of-way, buildings, parks/trails, and City services, programs and activities in compliance with federal and state law.
To satisfy the requirements set forth by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (CFR 28 Part 35), and WSDOT Local Agency Guidelines Manual (Chapter 29), this ADA Transition Plan intends to:
- Identify physical and communicative barriers in City of Issaquah’s public facilities that limit the accessibility of its programs, services or activities to individuals with disabilities;
- Describe the methods to be used to make the facilities, programs, services or activities accessible;
- Provide a schedule for making necessary modifications to provide better access and achieve compliance and
- Identify the public officials responsible for implementation of the plan.
The City of Issaquah’s ADA Notice provides more information on the precedent for ADA compliance and the City’s legal responsibilities.
The City of Issaquah has contracted the engineering firm Transportation Solutions, Inc., and partnering subconsultants to complete the citywide ADA Transition Plan by the end of 2023.
City Staff Contacts
For questions regarding the ADA Transition Plan, please contact:
ADA Transition Plan Project Manager
Dale Markey-Crimp, Management Analyst
For questions related to access to existing City services, programs or activities:
Stephanie Johnson, Human Resources Director
TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388
Phase 1 - Scoping (complete)
- Reviewed 2014 draft ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for usefulness of its data.
- Identified need for additional self-assessment of public right of way facilities (curb ramps, sidewalks, accessible pedestrian signals and on-street parking), buildings, parks/trails and programmatic services/activities.
- Presented project to Issaquah Transportation Board (4/20/22) and Issaquah Equity Board (6/1/22).
Phase 2 - Plan Development
- Perform additional self-assessments identified in Phase 1 Scoping for public right of way facilities, buildings, parks/trails and programmatic services/activities.
- Launch project webpage and online survey.
- Develop and refine barrier removal prioritization criteria based on input from city staff and other stakeholders.
- Prioritize accessibility barriers for removal.
- Develop cost estimates for removal of accessibility barriers.
- Develop public engagement strategy and content with input from community stakeholders including members of the ADA community.
- Revise and submit Final ADA Transition Plan based on City Council and public comments.
- Host ADA Workshop for public input.
- Internal draft plan review and revisions
- Submit draft plan, including cost estimates, refined prioritization criteria, barrier removal schedule, initial public engagement findings and financial implementation plan.
- Present draft plan to City Council.
- Based on City Council and public comments, revise and submit Final ADA Transition Plan.
- April 2022: Completed Phase I Scoping
- May 2023: Open House
- Summer-Fall 2022, Winter 2023: Draft plan development
Upon acceptance of the ADA Transition Plan by the City Council by the end of 2023, the City will provide progress updates to demonstrate where barriers to accessibility have been removed from the public right of way in accordance with the ADA Transition Plan.
The City hosted an open house on May 23, 2023 to receive public feedback on accessibility barriers and barrier removal priorities. Review the presentation from the Open House.
A Draft ADA Transition Plan is anticipated to be posted here by end of Sept. 2023. This draft will be available for public comment before a final draft is submitted to the City Council by the end of 2023.
Other ADA Resources
For persons with hearing disabilities, please use the Washington State Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1, or 1-800-833-6388.