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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 are plans for bringing pedestrian assets into compliance. Both efforts focus on public assets within the road right-of-way in unincorporated Pierce County.

  • The Self-Evaluation Report looks at the compliance of county policies and existing pedestrian assets in the public right-of-way.
  • The ADA Transition Plan outlines how Pierce County will bring these pedestrian assets into compliance 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 to evaluate ADA compliance from Summer 2013 to Spring 2015. Since 2015, staff have maintained this inventory as new assets were built or improved.
  • Reviewed existing policies and made new policies to ensure compliance with ADA standards for future road projects.
  • 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.