Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan
The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works is seeking public comment on a draft Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Right-of-Way Transition Plan through April 2, 2013. The draft ADA Transition Plan provides a protocol for addressing accessibility needs for persons with disabilities and sets priorities to improve pedestrian access routes along City-owned streets with facilities such as curb ramps, accessible pedestrian signals, and accessible transit stops.
Development of the draft ADA Transition Plan was overseen by the Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Citizens with Disabilities to ensure consultation and involvement of key stakeholders in the planning process.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, provides comprehensive civil rights protections for persons with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, and access to public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. Title II of the ADA requires that the City develop a Transition Plan specific to City streets and sidewalks that addresses accessibility.
Click here to download Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Right-of-Way Transition Plan.
The comment period on the draft ADA Transition Plan closed on April 2, 2013. Questions about this project may be directed by e-mail to Cheryn Robles at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 504-658-8046.