Objective 1: To distribute printed information on compliance guidelines.
Objective 2: To offer guidance and learning opportunities regarding methods and parameters of compliance and how to achieve them.
To identify the needs of the community under the ADA Civil Rights Law
Objective 1: To prioritize existing conditions of non-compliance to determine future initiatives.
Objective 2: To create public awareness of the increased accessibility of town properties.
Strategy 1: Submit monthly articles to the Manchester Cricket.
To monitor initiatives generated by this committee to see that results are achieved.
We have continued to work to bring accessibility to both town-owned and private facilities. Each year the Americans with Disabilities Advisory Committee honors local facilities that have opened their doors to the whole community by becoming accessible with the prestigious Access Award. The criteria for this award are:
Sufficient designated handicapped parking spaces
A safe and direct approach to the primary entrance
Doorways must be wide enough with no thresholds and ease of door opening
Ample room for seating and movement
Bathrooms in facilities offering food service or functions must be ADA-compliant.