The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and provides civil rights protection to disabled individuals, guaranteeing equal opportunities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, telecommunications, and State and local government services. Congress enacted this law to provide a “clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.” Title II of the ADA requires all communities that receive federal funding or have more than 50 employees to complete a self-evaluation and corresponding Transition Plan, establish an ADA Coordinator and adopt grievance procedures for discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities.
This document is an update to the initial ADA Transition Plan established in 2016 and follows requirements and guidelines outlined under ADA and by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)1. In developing the original 2016 Transition Plan, all communities covered under Title II conducted a self-evaluation, which included a comprehensive inventory of pedestrian facilities. This inventory allowed each community to identify non-compliant locations and develop a program for remedial repairs in order to bring facilities into compliance. Posey County has also undertaken a comprehensive self-evaluation to determine the extent to which individuals with disabilities may be restricted from access to county facilities, programs, and services.
This Transition Plan Update includes a review of completed ADA upgrades to facilities and it outlines ongoing and prioritized barrier removal solutions which will result in further improved access for all individuals.
This ADA transition plan is a living document with the intention of being updated and modified to reflect the County’s progress towards removing barriers and ADA compliance.