City of Seattle

Client

City of Seattle

Location

Seattle, Washington

Size

ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

105 Facilities

45 Parks

MTC and the City of Seattle created an ADA Self-evaluation and Transition Plan which assessed 105 facilities and 45 parks. We continue to assist the City as they work through their list of priorities of ADA compliance challenges.

Recognizing that the City of Seattle could not immediately make all buildings, facilities, and parks fully accessible, we developed the following criteria that allowed the City to prioritize facilities for removal of architectural barriers:
– City‐Owned facilities
– Geographic distribution
– Employee-only areas
– Other facilities

We generated findings for elements which were not compliant with scoping and technical provisions of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. We identified and described barriers, made recommendations for barrier removal (considering program accessibility ‘viewed in its entirety’, extent of feasibility, and fundamental alteration), cited applicable sections of the 2010 ADA Standards, and set milestones and priorities for barrier removal. We presented this information in the form of a Transition Plan Database, which can be searched, sorted, filtered, and edited by an unlimited variety of criteria.

We produced an executive summary report that included an overview of the process and standards used in the data collection and analysis effort and the methodology used in assigning milestones for the Transition Plan Database.

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