Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act covers state and local governments and non-discrimination based on disability. This law is enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and implemented by the Federal Highway Administration. The U.S. Access Board develops and maintains ADA Accessibility Guidelines for design of new construction and alterations.
Definition of "disability" - a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of an individual's major life activities. These may include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working.
Does not require that an entire facility be barrier free, as long as access to individual programs, activities and services is provided
Must develop a Transition Plan if structural changes are necessary for achieving program accessibility
Develop a grievance procedure
New construction is expected to provide the highest level of accessibility, free of architectural and communication barriers
Examples: BOK Center - certified ADA accessible; ONEOK Field - a model of accessibility
Required to meet other design specifications when one requirement is technically infeasible
Must maintain accessibility features of facilities in operable working condition.
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