ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan
The City of Issaquah is committed to providing equal access to its public programs, services, facilities and activities for all citizens including those with disabilities. To achieve this end, the City is developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for the public right-of-way, buildings, parks/trails, and City services, programs and activities in compliance with federal and state law.
To satisfy the requirements set forth by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (CFR 28 Part 35), and WSDOT Local Agency Guidelines Manual (Chapter 29), this ADA Transition Plan intends to:
- Identify physical and communicative barriers in City of Issaquah’s public facilities that limit the accessibility of its programs, services or activities to individuals with disabilities;
- Describe the methods to be used to make the facilities, programs, services or activities accessible;
- Provide a schedule for making necessary modifications to provide better access and achieve compliance and
- Identify the public officials responsible for implementation of the plan.
The City of Issaquah’s ADA Notice provides more information on the precedent for ADA compliance and the City’s legal responsibilities.
The City of Issaquah has contracted the engineering firm Transportation Solutions, Inc., and partnering subconsultants to complete the citywide ADA Transition Plan by February 2023.
City Staff Contacts
For questions regarding the ADA Transition Plan, please contact:
ADA Transition Plan Project Manager
John Mortenson, Transportation Engineering Manager
For questions related to access to existing City services, programs or activities:
Stephanie Johnson, Human Resources Director
TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388
Phase 1 - Scoping (complete)
- Reviewed 2014 draft ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for usefulness of its data.
- Identified need for additional self-assessment of public right of way facilities (curb ramps, sidewalks, accessible pedestrian signals and on-street parking), buildings, parks/trails and programmatic services/activities.
- Presented project to Issaquah Transportation Board (4/20/22) and Issaquah Equity Board (6/1/22).
Phase 2 - Plan Development
- Perform additional self-assessments identified in Phase 1 Scoping for public right of way facilities, buildings, parks/trails and programmatic services/activities.
- Develop public engagement strategy and content with input from community stakeholders including members of the ADA community.
- Launch project webpage and online survey.
- Develop and refine barrier removal prioritization criteria based on input from city staff and other stakeholders.
- Prioritize accessibility barriers for removal.
- Develop cost estimates and financial plan for removal of accessibility barriers. Submit Draft ADA Transition Plan and present to Issaquah City Council including cost estimates, refined prioritization criteria, barrier removal schedule and financial implementation plan.
Revise and submit Final ADA Transition Plan based on City Council and public comments.
Have an idea about how to make Issaquah’s public facilities more accessible to people with limited mobility, vision, hearing or cognitive disabilities? Here are ways to let us know!
Take our 5-10 minute online survey
Take the survey to let us know where you experience physical barriers in the City’s public right of way, buildings, parks/trails or other barriers to City services, programs and activities. The survey will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
- Click here to take the survey (this survey is screen-reader friendly)
- Map-enabled survey available here*
*For the map-enabled survey, you may report one barrier location per survey. To report additional barriers, you are welcome to repeat the survey multiple times.*
The City would especially value input from:
- Individuals with disabilities;
- Senior citizens;
- Individuals that encounter accessibility barriers such as parents/family members/friends of individuals with disabilities;
- Members of groups that provide services or transportation to individuals with disabilities;
- Individuals with experience and knowledge of ADA planning and requirements;
- Interested Issaquah residents.
Other ADA Resources
For persons with hearing disabilities, please use the Washington State Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1, or 1-800-833-6388.
A Draft ADA Transition Plan is anticipated to be posted here by end of December 2022. This draft will be available for public comment before a final draft is submitted to the City Council by end of February 2023.
- April 2022: Completed Phase I Scoping
- Summer and Fall 2022: Plan development
Upon acceptance of the ADA Transition Plan by the City Council in 2023, the City will provide progress updates to demonstrate where barriers to accessibility have been removed from the public right of way in accordance with the ADA Transition Plan.
Information updated 06/28/2022