Seminole County Engineering Division, Public Works Department, is pleased to announce our kick off of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan (Plan). The Plan is to be used to bring related deficiencies within Seminole County Rights-of-Way into compliance with the ADA.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights statute (hereinafter referred to as the Act) that prohibits discrimination against people who have disabilities. There are five separate Titles (sections) of the Act relating to different aspects of potential discrimination. Title II of the Act specifically addresses the subject of making public services and public transportation accessible to those with disabilities. With the advent of the Act, designing and constructing facilities for public use that are not accessible by people with disabilities constitutes discrimination.
The Act applies to all facilities, including both facilities built before and after 1990. State and local government, public entities or agencies are required to perform self-evaluations of their current facilities, relative the accessibility requirements of the ADA. The Plan is designed to address all ADA related deficiencies within Seminole County Rights-of-Way.
The Plan is intended to achieve the following:
The Plan is required to be updated periodically until all accessibility barriers are removed.
Seminole County has implemented the first four steps of the Plan.
Mary M. Moskowitz, AICP, CPM
Transportation Planning Manager
100 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771
This ADA Transition Plan is required from the Public Works Department to cover all facilities under their control within County rights-of-way associated with transportation activities. The focus of this Plan is solely on Department managed pedestrian facilities in public rights-of-way. This typically includes sidewalks, pedestrian paths, curb ramps, street crossings, driveway crossings, crosswalks, median crossings, public transit stops, and pedestrian activated signal systems. The accessibility of pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way is only one aspect for providing equal access to state government programs, services, and activities – but it is an aspect that affects many citizens in their daily activities.