Transition Plan

Self-Evaluation: A public entity is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to evaluate any services, policies or practices which do not or may not meet the requirements of the ADA Title II regulations. With respect to existing facilities, including sidewalks, public entities must operate each service, program, or activity so that the service, program, or activity, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities."

Transition Plan: A public entity must develop a Transition Plan if structural changes to existing facilities are necessary to achieve program accessibility. If the public entity has responsibility for streets, roads, or walkways, its transition plan must include a schedule for providing curb ramps where pedestrian walkways cross curbs, giving priority to areas serving State and local government offices, places of public accommodation, and employers. The public entity's Transition Plan must outline the steps to be taken in making the necessary structural changes to its facilities based on its Self-Evaluation. At a minimum, the City's ADA Transition Plan must:

(i)      identify physical obstacles in the public entity's facilities that limit the accessibility of its
programs or activities to individuals with disabilities;
(ii)       describe in detail the methods that will be used to make the facilities accessible;
(iii)      specify the schedule for taking the steps necessary to achieve compliance with the ADA
regulations and accessibility standards, and, if the time period of the plan is longer than one year, identify steps that will be taken during each year of the transition period; and
(iv)      indicate the official responsible for implementing the plan.

Public Input: Public entities must provide an opportunity for interested persons to participate in the development of the Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan by inviting comments from the public and consulting with individuals with disabilities and organizations that represent them.

The City of Medford is in the process of redeveloping, expanding, and updating its Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. The update project includes three segments: 1)The City’s Public Right-of-Way, 2) Existing Facilities, and 3) A review of all of the City’s programs, services, and communications. Upon completion of the Self-Evaluation in each of the areas, the City will develop the required Transition Plan for Public Right-of-way and Existing Facilities, and an Action Plan to make necessary accessibility changes to its programs, services, policies, and procedures.

The City invites public input in both the Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan development, and will post documents at the ADA Documents web page for public review and comment when they are available. A person may ask the ADA Coordinator's office for information in an alternate format if needed due to their disability. There are currently no draft documents for review at this time; please check back for updates to this project.

Additional Department Information

Accessibility/ADA Department Contacts

411 W. 8th Street
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2074
Fax: (541) 618-1703
Contact: Accessibility/ADA Coordinator

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