ADA National Network 30th Anniversary Series: Spotlight on the ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments and the ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities

Thursday, February 11, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Soon after the Department of Justice issued the 2010 ADA Title II regulations and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, the New England ADA Center created two important tools to assist with compliance. The 2010 Standards include design specifications for recreation areas such as playgrounds, swimming pools, boating docks and fishing piers. There were no standards for recreation areas in the 1991 Standards. Since public accommodations have an ongoing obligation to remove barriers and state and local governments have an obligation to ensure program accessibility it was important to create a checklist that includes those elements as well as other public areas such as toilet rooms assembly areas . The ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments replaces the 1995 version. It is web-based and assists state and local governments to understand their obligations and to conduct a self-evaluation and develop a transition plan. It is multi-layered and has a lot of helpful information, forms for conducting a self-evaluation and developing the plan.

During this session we will review both of those tools to provide a deeper understanding of how they can be helpful to both public accommodations and state and local governments.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Kathy Gips, Director of Training, New England ADA Center

Questions for presenters:

1 Playgrounds need drainage - typically 2% - which is the threshold for compliance - if the surfacing is monochromatic - then the entire surface has to be within 2%....but - if we have berms - and have 1:16 slopes inside - then - that can only happen if there is is a visual cue? E.G. - PIP rubber - if the surface is a tan color - but we have areas of 1:16 sloping - do those in an alternate color (5' wide) - correct? If so - what colors?
2 My city is putting new light gray colored sidewalks with tactile plates in medium/dark gray at curb cuts. The plates will eventually wear down and become almost indistinguishable from the sidewalk in color. Aren't cities required to install HIGH contrast colored tactile plates for low vision pwds?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.