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File #: 18-4605    Version: 1 Name: Mecklenburg County Americans with Disabilities Act Update
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/23/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 3/27/2018 Final action:
Title: : Mecklenburg County Americans with Disabilities Act Update
Attachments: 1. ADA Update BOCC 3.27.18 FINAL.pdf
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Title:

Mecklenburg County Americans with Disabilities Act Update

 

Summary

ACTION:

Receive an update on the County's efforts to improve and maintain ADA Accessibility

 

 

Staff Contact:                      Timmothy M. Tibbs, Assistant to the County Manager

 

 

Presentation:                     Yes                                          

 

 

BACKGROUND/JUSTIFICATION:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The ADA was signed into law and passed on July 26, 1990 and later revised by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in September 2010 to reflect new rules and clarify issues that arose over the previous 20 years. Additionally, new federal regulations have recently been created to ensure website accessibility. The Department of Justice recommends periodic reviews of programs, services, activities and facilities for continued compliance.

 

Mecklenburg County will complete a full self- evaluation of all components of the ADA over the next several years. This presentation will provide an update on these efforts.

 

PROCUREMENT BACKGROUND:

N/A

 

POLICY IMPACT:

N/A

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

FY 19 budget request for approximately $65,000