1 Introduction

Introduction

  • 1.1 Background

    The City is required, under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 28 CFR 35.105, to perform a self-evaluation of its current transportation infrastructure policies, practices, and programs. Part 2 of the City of Beaverton’s self-evaluation and transition plan will identify what policies and practices impact accessibility and examine how the City implements these policies. The goal of the self-evaluation is to verify that, in implementing the City’s policies and practices, the department is providing accessibility and not adversely affecting the full participation of individuals with disabilities. The self-evaluation also discusses the condition of the sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian trails, and traffic control signals that are located within the City public right-of-way. Any barriers to accessibility identified in the self-evaluation and the remedy to the identified barrier are set out in this transition plan.

  • 1.2 Public Outreach

    Public entities are required to accept comments from the public on their ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan and are strongly encouraged to consult with individuals with disabilities and organizations that represent them to assist in the self-evaluation process. Many individuals with disabilities have unique perspectives on a public entity's programs, activities, and services.

    A page was designated on the City of Beaverton’s website to serve as an information portal for the Transition Plan process. A final draft of the Plan was completed and ready for public comment on May 30, 2019. On June 3, 2019, the public review draft of the Plan (parts 1 and 2) was posted on the ADA page of the City’s website and it was advertised on the City of Beaverton’s homepage. Hard copies of the Plan were made available from June 3-17, 2019, at City Hall and the Beaverton City Library for public comment. Public engagement staff posted links to the Plan on the City’s social networks and ran a boosted post campaign which reached over 12,000 people.

    Staff also sent a direct email to the ADA Community of Practice, which is a broad community of individuals and organizations who promote awareness of the ADA in the area, as well as a community member (who had requested information of any changes to our ADA practices back during the 2019 State of the City Address).