The City of Philadelphia is committed to providing accessible programs, services, and facilities for people with disabilities. To ensure access to all City services and programs, a self-evaluation was conducted by Milligan & Company, LLC to determine gaps in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The self-evaluation included:
- An administrative review of City programs and services.
- Preliminary observations regarding policies and procedures.
- A physical assessment of 537 City sites and facilities.
Based on the self-evaluation, the City created a draft ADA Transition Plan focused on Title II of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination based on disability for state and local government services. Members of the can provide feedback on the ADA Transition Plan.
Opportunities for feedback
The City will hold two virtual public meetings on the draft plan. Registration forms for each of the meetings are linked below.
Prior to the public meetings, the City will collect public input through written and verbal submissions for 30 days. Beginning October 15, members of the public can share written comments on the City’s draft ADA Transition Plan using the online submission form or leave verbal comments by calling 215-686-2160.
All written and verbal feedback must be received by November 15.
What is and isn’t included in the plan
The self-evaluation, which informed the draft ADA Transition Plan, focused primarily on departments under the direct control of the mayor.
It did not include*:
- The School District of Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Housing Authority
- Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
- Independently elected offices
- Public rights of way
*Except where noted in the report.
The following independently elected offices did participate in the project:
- Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners
- Philadelphia City Council
- Register of Wills