CMAP staff has completed a Community Briefing Paper to assist local governments in improving accessibility by developing or updating their transition plans to address necessary physical improvements identified in a self-evaluation. Accessible communities benefit more than just disabled residents. Following accessibility guidelines in public rights-of-way improves access for everyone, thus improving community livability.
Staff have also compiled resources and sample transition plans from around the country, at both the municipal and county level, to serve as examples for communities in our region that may be developing or updating their own transition plans.
U.S. Department of Justice
ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments
ADA National Network's Northwest, Region 10, ADA Center
Accessibility Checklists for Existing Facilities and Effective Communications
Click here to view more sample plans, resources and information on ADA Transition Plans.
For more information, please contact Tom Murtha at tmurtha (at) cmap.illinois.gov, 312-386-8649.