Three More Cities Agree To Follow ADA
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
September 28, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC--Three cities have signed agreements to fully comply accessibility requirements under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
The cities include Gallup, New Mexico; Suffolk, Virginia; and Bend, Oregon.
The agreements were reached under Project Civic Access, a Justice Department initiative designed to bring counties, cities and towns across the country into compliance with the ADA.
Gallup and Suffolk agreed to upgrade existing public facilities and services to make them more accessible, including courts, libraries, museums, parks, and other public recreational areas. Bend agreed to make significant modifications to the city hall, including installing an elevator and remodeling the public toilets so that they can be used by people with disabilities.
So far, over 100 agreements have been negotiated with localities through the project, according to a DOJ press statement.
Project Civic Access (U.S. Department of Justice)