City of Littleton seeks community input on plans to improve access

Project aims to make city compliant with disabilities act, survey ends May 9

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The City of Littleton is seeking community input on its plans to make the city compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law passed in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. 

Residents can take a brief survey on the city's ADA Transition Plan here. The survey ends May 9. 

City staff, through an internal review with consulting firm Meeting the Challenge, found thousands of non-ADA compliant points throughout the city, which include physical sites, such as buildings and sidewalks, and virtual resources found on the city's website. 

Staff are currently in the early phases of launching a city-wide overhaul to ensure such sites are ADA compliant and accessible to people of all abilities, according to a draft plan

The total cost for the project is estimated to be $81.6 million, according to the draft plan.

Some initiatives, such as creating a new city website, are already underway, with money being used from Littleton's slice of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, a federal COVID relief law.

But much of the physical work, such as making heavily-used sidewalks more accessible, will take place over the next 10 to 20 years, according to the draft, which refers to the transition plan as a framework for these improvements. 

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