132 - How Is That Possible? 30 Years Later, and We Still Make ADA Mistakes!
John McGovern, Principal-in-Charge, Accessibility Practice, The WT Group, LLC Accessibility Practice
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became effective on January 26, 1992. Parks and recreation agencies have learned a lot about making programs inclusive and parks and facilities accessible in the last 30 years, but a peek at today’s enforcement activity shows that we still have a ways to go. This session reviews how the ADA is enforced and identifies five common ADA issues that arise in programs and policies and five common ADA issues in parks and facilities. We will review pragmatic and straightforward solutions to keep your parks and recreation agency off the online news feed. Bring your questions; we have answers!
- Understand how the ADA is enforced in disputes regarding parks and recreation agencies and current enforcement trends.
- Identify key issues in recent disputes and apply them to home agency operations, evaluating how the agency would respond.