by Katherine Blakeslee
We are so proud to introduce the ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments. This online guide is the latest in our suite of resources that leads public entities through a process to compliance with the ADA.
The online guide comes with interactive features such as quizzes to test your knowledge of the ADA, a full slate of self-evaluation forms to develop a transition and an action plan to suit your public entity, as well as an opportunity to share your best practices with other public entities across the country on ADA implementation that spans small towns, city, counties and state governments. And it joins the ADA Checklist and ADA Web Courses as another tool to increase knowledge of the implementation of the ADA.
In the early 1990s, Adaptive Environments (now known as the Institute for Human Centered Design) developed the original ADA action guide for state and local governments. In 2010, the Department of Justice issued new requirements and design standards. This is why we knew we needed to update the action guide to reflect on current best practices and resources.
I took a moment to speak with Kathy Gips, Director of Training at the New England ADA Center, who was instrumental in developing the guide. She hopes this guide will be a “one-stop shop” for ADA Coordinators to develop a transition and action plan for their public entity that is ADA compliant.
Ready to take action? You can access the online guide by visiting the following link: http://www.adaactionguide.org/
And if you’re excited about the ADA Title II Action Guide as we are, share it across your social media platforms using the hashtag #ADAActionGuide.