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City Seeking Public Input

Input Requested for ADA Transition Plan

​The City of Coppell has undertaken a comprehensive evaluation of its policies, programs, and facilities to determine the extent to which individuals with disabilities may be restricted in their access to City services and activities. The ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan is significant in that it establishes the City’s ongoing commitment to the development and maintenance of policies, programs, and facilities that accommodate all of its citizenry. 

The purpose of the Transition Plan is to provide the framework for achieving equal access to the City of Coppell’s programs, services, and activities within a reasonable timeframe. The City's elected officials and staff believe accommodating disabled persons is essential to good customer service, the quality of life City of Coppell residents seek to enjoy, and to provide effective governance. This Plan has been prepared after careful study of all of the City's programs, services, and activities.

This is the opportunity for the public to review and comment on the transition plan draft prior to finalization.

View the ADA Self-Evaluation Overview

Questions
  1. How is the city doing in regards to accessibility?
  2. Do you have concerns about particular areas in town? Please describe.
  3. Do you have suggestions for improvement?

Please email your thoughts to:
Vivyon Bowman, ADA Coordinator at vbowman@coppelltx.gov.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that mandates equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination in access to jobs, public accommodations, government services, public transportation, and telecommunications.  Title II of the ADA also requires that all Programs, Services, and Activities (PSAs) of public entities provide equal access for individuals with disabilities.

The City of Coppell is obligated to observe all requirements of Title I in its employment practices; Title II in its policies, programs, and services; any parts of Titles IV and V that apply to the City and its programs, services, or facilities; and all requirements specified in the 2010 ADA Standards and 2011 Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way (PROWAG) that apply to facilities and other physical holdings.

Title II has the broadest impact on the City.  Included in Title II are administrative requirements for all government entities employing more than 50 people. These administrative requirements are:

  • Completion of a self-evaluation;
  • Development of an ADA complaint procedure;
  • Designation of at least one person who is responsible for overseeing Title II compliance; and
  • Development of a Transition Plan to schedule the removal of the barriers uncovered by the self-evaluation process. 

The Transition Plan will become a working document until all barriers have been addressed.