ADA Transition Plan
The City of Covington prepared this Transitional Plan to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.
The purpose of the Plan is to ensure that the citizens of Covington are provided full access to the City's programs, services and activities in as timely a fashion as is reasonably possible. The City's elected officials and staff believe the ability to accommodate disabled persons is essential to the quality of life Covington residents and visitors seek to enjoy. This Plan has been prepared to carefully study the needs of all the City's programs, services and activities.
Title II of the ADA requires nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in state and local government services. These “public entities” – including departments and agencies - are required to comply with the ADA.
Title II of the ADA therefore requires that all Programs, Services and Activities (PSA’s) of public entities, including those considered “instrumentalities” of the government, are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
The Transitional Plan also encompasses the City’s rights-of-way and includes streets, roadways, sidewalks, signage, marking, signals and bridges and all public buildings and facilities owned by the City.
Covington facilities, programs, services, policies and procedures will continue to be surveyed on an on-going basis, and the ADA Transition Plan may be revised to account for changes to City activities. An accessibility inventory of sidewalks and curb ramps on streets and near City facilities will be completed and an approach plan put in place to ensure that all public ramps to sidewalks are handicap accessible. This Plan will be posted to the City’s website for viewing by the general public.