Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits public entities, including the City of Philadelphia, from excluding or denying people with disabilities from participation in and benefits of services, programs, or activities. To ensure access to all City services and programs, the City of Philadelphia conducted a self-evaluation assessment and developed a transition plan to improve the accessibility of programs, services, and activities.
A review of policies, procedures, and services, as well as a physical barrier assessment of 537 City facilities, was conducted. The results are included in the draft ADA Transition Plan. The assessment was limited to properties operated by departments under the direct control of the mayor. It does not include the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, SEPTA, independently elected offices, or public rights of way—except where noted in the report. The City is requesting public input and comments on the draft ADA Transition Plan.
The City will hold two virtual public meetings on the following dates and times:
- November 17, 2020, 7-9 p.m.
- November 19, 2020, Noon-2 p.m.
Details, including login information, for the virtual public meetings, will be posted to the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities website. Prior to the public meetings, the City will also collect public input through written and verbal submissions for 30 days. All written and verbal submissions are due by November 15.
Please complete the form below to share your written comments on the City of Philadelphia’s ADA Transition Plan. If you prefer to leave verbal comments, please call 215-686-2160 to leave a voice message.