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Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Regulations
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 as a step towards the disestablishment of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. ADA Title II requires communities to establish self-evaluations and/or transition plans, as determined by community employee size, for updating public facilities. Title II covers programs, activities, and services of government entities with a specific focus on protecting citizens from discrimination on the basis of disability. The goal of this act is to afford every individual the opportunity to benefit from businesses and services and to afford businesses and services the opportunity to benefit from the patronage of all Americans.
Regulations state that structural, architectural, and communication barriers must be removed in public areas of existing facilities when their removal is readily achievable - in other words, easily accomplished and able to be carried out without unfair difficulty or expense. Public buildings, public parks, sidewalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian signals will be assessed in order to understand wheat modifications are required. An ADA Transition Plan is currently being drafted to outline how the City of Cedar Hill will work to improve accessibility to all of its facilities.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, users of City facilities, and services have the right to file a grievance if they believe the City has not provided reasonable accommodation.
Under the grievance procedures (ADA Transition Plan, Section 4.0), a formal complaint must be filed within 90 calendar days of the alleged occurrence.
A grievance concerning the accessibility of any City facility must be made in writing and may be communicated via regular mail, email, fax or online.
City of Cedar Hill
285 Uptown Boulevard
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
By Email: Email the ADA Coordinator
By Fax: 972-291-7250
- Click on "Submit a Request"
- Enter "ADA" in the search box
- Select "ADA Accessibility Concerns" from the topics list
The ADA Coordinator is required to acknowledge receipt of the grievance within fifteen (15) days. If the ADA Coordinator does not respond or does not satisfactorily resolve the issue within the time period set forth in Section 4.2 below, the complainant may forward the request, or appeal the response, to the City Engineer and/or Public Works Director. If the complainant wishes to appeal a decision further they may contact the City Manager.
Additional information can be found in the.
|Facility||Improvement Item||Improvement Location||Recommended Modification||Status|
|Senior Center||Doors||Entrance||Install automatic doors||Completed|
|Library||Doors||Entrance||Install automatic doors||Completed|
|Senior Center||Ramps||Entrance||Construct ramp near automatic door entrance||Completed|
|Clark Road||US 67||FM 1382||2 to 5-foot sidewalks w/ramps||Completed|
|Straus Road||FM1382 Intersection||5-foot sidewalks with ramps||Completed|
|Pleasant Run Road||US 67 Frontage||Joe Wilson||2 to 5-foot sidewalks with ramps||Completed|
|Lake Ridge Parkway||US 67||Mansfield Road||5-foot sidewalks & 12-foot trail with ramps||Completed|
|Cedar Street||Wilson St.||Library||Install ramps||Completed|
|WalMart||Along south entrance on Uptown||Install ramps||Completed|
|West Belt Line Road||Along the 100 block||Install ramps and sidewalks||Completed|
|South Clark Road||Along the 100 and 200 block||Install ramps and sidewalks||Completed|
Existing facilities will continue to be assessed.
One of the most important goals of emergency management is helping people prepare for and respond to emergencies. Making local preparedness and response programs accessible to people with disabilities is a critical part of this responsibility.
The City partners with the Southwest Regional Communication Center (SWRCC) for all 9-1-1 services. SWRCC provides direct access to 9-1-1 services via text telephone (TTY).
Emergency Assistance Registry
A functional needs assessment of the local residents will assist in ensuring that emergency management procedures are in compliance with the ADA. Functional needs assessments are required as part of the Emergency Management Plan in order to facilitate the notification, evacuation and sheltering phase of an emergency incident.
The State of Texas currently has a functional needs registry that is available to any individual who may require additional assistance. This is a voluntary, confidential registration and individuals may apply through the Texas Information Referral Network (2-1-1) or online through the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry ("STEAR").
STEAR will provide the City with a list of individuals requiring assistance. All information will remain confidential and at no time will names, addresses or other personal information be published, sold or provided to any third parties unless otherwise required by law.
The City of Cedar Hill will utilize public outreach to educate citizens regarding this registration process.