[Athen] Forwarding -- ADA’s 25thAnniversary.

Laurie Vasquez vasquez at sbcc.edu
Sat Jan 31 19:29:27 PST 2015

The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with Nueces County,
to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with
disabilities. The agreement was reached under Project Civic Access
the department’s wide-ranging initiative to ensure that cities, towns and,
counties throughout the country comply with the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA). Under the agreement, the County will take important steps to
improve access for people with disabilities, such as: physically modifying
facilities surveyed by the Department so that parking, routes into the
buildings, entrances, service areas and counters, restrooms, and drinking
fountains are accessible to people with disabilities; posting, publishing
and distributing notices to inform members of the public of the provisions
of the ADA and their applicability to the City’s programs, services and
activities. Notably, under the terms of the agreement, the County will
ensure that its websites and all online services, including those websites
or onlineservices provided by third parties upon which the Countyrelies to
provide services or content,comply with, at minimum, the Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0. The County will also
officially recognize the Texas telephone relay service as a key means of
communicating with individuals who are deaf, are hard-of-hearing, or have
speech impairments and train staff in using the relay service for telephone
communications; and, develop a method for providing information for
interested persons with disabilities concerning the existence and location
of the County’s accessible services, activities and programs.

*Today’s agreement kicks off the Department’s activities to honor the ADA’s
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