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ADA Overview

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 outlaws discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life.

Title II of the ADA mandates Pierce County to make a Self-Evaluation Report (28 CFR § 35.105) and an ADA Transition Plan (28 CFR § 35.150). These documents support making pedestrian assets comply with the ADA. They focus on public assets within the road right-of-way in unincorporated Pierce County.

  • The Self-Evaluation Report looks at county policies and whether existing assets in the public right-of-way comply with the ADA.
  • The ADA Transition Plan outlines how Pierce County will update these assets to comply with the ADA.
an image of a project timeline for the ADA transition plan. It runs from 2013 to 2020.
About the Self-Evaluation Report

Our Self-Evaluation Report was finished in 2015. As part of the process, we:
  • Took an inventory of pedestrian assets, finished in spring 2015. Since then, it has been updated as new assets were built or improved.
  • Reviewed existing policies, and made new policies to ensure future road projects comply with the ADA.
  • Gathered feedback from the public about:
    • which types of defects pose the biggest impact to access.
    • which locations are most important for the public to access without barriers.
The feedback was gathered from an online survey and during four public meetings held in November 2014.