Update March 5, 2021: The public comment period for the City's draft ADA Transition Plan is open from March 5, 2021 to March 26, 2021.
There are several options to review the draft ADA Transition Plan and provide feedback:
- The draft plan and a survey are available on Speak Up Arvada.
- The draft ADA Transition Plan and a PDF survey may also be accessed in the resources section on this page.
- Residents who would like to request the plan and survey in a different format should call 720-898-7367 or email the City at arvadaADA@arvada.org.
There will be two opportunities to learn more about the draft ADA Transition Plan:
- A virtual meeting took place on Zoom at 6PM March 9, 2021. You can watch a captioned video of the meeting. It is available in the right side bar on this page.
- An in-person meeting will be held at City Hall on March 11, 2021 at 6PM. You can register to attend at via our online form. Social distancing and masks will be required. Please indicate on the registration form if you require accommodations.
- Registrations can also be made by leaving a message with your name, contact phone number and any required accommodations at 720-898-7367.
The City, including our services, facilities and other infrastructure, is for everyone, and we are committed to ensuring the City is inclusive and accessible. To continue toward this goal, we are launching the Access Arvada campaign to evaluate the City’s progress in meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and to identify and prioritize our next steps.
2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of the ADA, the federal law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities, which requires accessibility accommodations for public services. A more accessible City helps all of us. For example:
Building safe and reliable infrastructure, like sidewalks, serves residents throughout their lives from young families to aging residents with reduced mobility.
Providing a website that works well for people with disabilities makes it easier for everyone to find information online.
Providing interpretation and translation services for people visiting City facilities and events improves our policies and programs by including more perspectives and experiences from our community.
And we are required by law to keep making progress.
- Self Assessment: As part of Access Arvada, the City has performed a review of compliance with the ADA for resources like City facilities, parks, right-of-way, and on the City’s website and other communications.
- Draft ADA Transition Plan: We are developing a list of opportunities to improve accessibility and creating an action plan, including an ADA Transition Plan, to schedule ongoing work.
- Public Comment Period: The City will ask residents to provide feedback on the draft ADA Transition Plan to help prioritize the work.
- Council Presentation: The team will present the prioritized ADA Transition Plan to City Council.
- Implement the Plan: The City team will work to complete the ADA Transition Plan and we will share periodic updates with residents.
How to get involved
We’ll need your help. The future improvements we must make will likely exceed current funding, and we will need your input to determine how to best prioritize the work over time.
- Please sign up for email updates, including invitations to participate in public engagement events to help us prioritize the plan. Join our list.
- Share your story! We would like to interview and photograph Arvada residents who feel passionate about access for all. Email email@example.com or call Rachael Kuroiwa at 720-898-7607 to share your story.