Department of Justice Project Civil Access

The Justice Department reached an agreement with the city of Humboldt, KS, to improve access to all aspects of civic life for individuals with disabilities, including polling places, parks, emergency shelters, the public library, and the city pool. The agreement was reached under Project Civic Access (PCA), the department’s wide-ranging initiative to ensure that cities, towns and counties throughout the country comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The department has now reached 197 agreements under the PCA initiative, improving access to civic life for more than four million individuals with disabilities nationwide.   According to census data, the city population is just under 2,000, and just over 21 percent of Humboldt residents have a disability.

Public accommodations and the ADA

Under its Project Civic Access, the Department of Justice reached an agreement with Upshur County, Texas to make programs and facilities accessible to people with disabilities. The agreement was reached under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act which prohibits discrimination by state and local governments against people with disabilities.

Department of Justice reaches ADA agreement with Montgomery County, Maryland

Under its Project Civic Access, The Department of Justice entered into an agreement with Montgomery County, Maryland and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   Montgomery County agreed to make its facilities, program, services, and policies accessible to people with disabilities, including buildings, parking lots, 911 service, sidewalks, emergency shelters, and employment policies. Read the agreement.

DOJ Reaches Agreement with Kansas City on Local Government Accessibility

The Department of Justice (DOJ) reached an agreement with the city of Independence, Kansas under its Project Civic Access to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities. The city will make its programs, buildings, and services accessible to people with disabilities as required under Title II (state and local governments) of the Americans with Disabilities Act by making sure parking, routes into the buildings, entrances, service areas and counters, restrooms, public telephones, and other facilities are accessible. Independence will ensure equal, integrated access to emergency management for individuals with disabilities, including emergency preparedness, notification, evacuation, sheltering, response, clean up, and recovery. Read the agreement at:
http://www.ada.gov/independence_ks/independenceks_sa.htm

DOJ reaches agreement with Des Moines public library

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement under Project Civic Access with the city of Des Moines, IA and the Des Moines Public Library to improve access for persons with disabilities. Under the agreement, Des Moines will ensure that parking, routes into buildings, entrances, service areas and counters, restrooms and other facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.  For more information see http://www.ada.gov/des_moines_pca/des-moines_pca_sa.htm

DOJ settles with VA county

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), under its Project Civic Access, entered into a settlement agreement with Fairfax County, Virginia.  Fairfax Co. is a large (population 1 million) urban area near Washington DC.  The agreement covers programs, services, and activities operated by the county, which must all be made accessible to people with disabilities.  Under the Title II provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, Fairfax County must make its polling places, web-based services, sidewalks, parking facilities, detention facilities, emergency shelters, recreation centers, libraries, government buildings and much more accessible to people with disabilities.  To read more about the settlement, go to http://www.ada.gov/fairfax_pca/fairfax_sa.htm

Justice Department reaches settlement agreement with NH town

Through its Project Civic Access, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement agreement with the town of Wolfeboro, NH under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the agreement, the town agreed to make its programs, services, and activities accessible to people with disabilities, including public parking lots, parks, museums, community center, public library, recreation center, and public safety building. To read a copy of the settlement agreement, go to http://www.ada.gov/wolfeboro_NH.htm