Seminole County Engineering Division, Public Works Department, is pleased to post for review the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way (Plan). The Plan is to be used to bring related infrastructure 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 (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 and agencies are required to perform self-evaluations of their current facilities, relative to the accessibility requirements of the ADA. The Plan is designed to address all ADA related deficiencies within Seminole County Public Rights-of-Way (ROW). The Plan is to reviewed and revised if necessary annually.
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.
Transportation Planning Manager
100 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771
This ADA Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way 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, 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.
The Seminole County Public Works ADA Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way is in final draft form and is available for review and comments.
Comments may be provided to the ADA ROW Program Coordinator by:
Mail: ADA ROW Program Coordinator
Seminole County Engineering Division
100 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 23771
The Plan review period is 30-days. After this time period the Plan will be revised as necessary based on the comments received. The ADA ROW Program Coordinator will continue to accept comments on the Plan throughout the year to be considered during the annual review of the Plan.
The comment period for the 2020/2021 fiscal year ends on April 30, 2021