ADA Transition Plans - Knowledge Check
A score of 80% on this knowledge check will satisfy the prerequisite for the in-person, hands-on, ADA training to be conducted in fall of 2020. You may take the test multiple times.
What are the minimum Federal ADA requirements for ALL Title II entities? Select all that apply
Provide Notice of their ADA policy
Develop a transition plan
Perform a Self-Evaluation of their services, policies, and practices
True or False: Provide Notice is an ADA policy statement that they as a government do not discriminate against an individual because they have a disability. This is a document that must be adopted and distributed.
What information should be included in a good "Provide Notice" document?
Relevant information regarding Title II of the ADA, and how it applies to the programs, services, and activities of the public entity.
The basics of what the ADA requires of the local government written succinctly and with understandable terminology
The name and contact information of the ADA coordinator if there is one
What document can be used as a base when creating a "Provide Notice" document?
USDOJ "Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act"
What should you include in your self-evaluation?
Sidewalks, Crosswalks, Curb Ramps
Street Furnishings, Pedestrian Signals, On Street Parking
Everything (buildings, parking lots, pedestrian environments, etc.) for which you are responsible.
True or False: A public entity shall maintain in operable working condition those features of facilities and equipment that are required to be readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.
Can a public agency make private individuals or businesses responsible for ADA and Section 504 mandated pedestrian access?
Yes. It is the responsibility of the individual or business
No. The public agency is responsible for providing access for persons with disabilities
How do you conduct the self evaluation survey of the public rights-of-way?
Create an initial inventory of your facilities
See if it looks okay from Google Earth
Conduct an actual field survey and visit each site and location to determine its level of accessibility
Inventory should note who is responsible for the facilities' compliance (state, county, town)
Coordinate with agencies on issues that may be problematic
True or False: An ADA self-evaluation is a fundamental requirement of the ADA that has been around for decades. Doing NOTHING is NOT acceptable.
True or False: There are extra requirements for Title II entities with 50 or more employees & Title II entities that are direct or indirect recipients of federal funds, subject to Section 504
What employees are counted towards a public entity's ADA responsibility?
Total number of road and bridge employees
Total number of all public works employees
Total number of employees for public works and other critical services like police and fire
The total number of employees of the overall government including all departments (i.e. schools, police, fire, public works, administrators, etc.)
What are the minimum Federal ADA requirements for Title II entities with more than 50 employees or those that are subject to Section 504? Select all that apply
Provide Notice of their ADA policy
Perform a Self-Evaluation with additional requirements
Designate an ADA Coordinator
Establish and Publish a grievance procedure
Develop a Transition Plan
Post all information on social media platforms for public access
What are the additional items that are required of a Self-Evaluation for Title II entities with 50+ employees or those that are subject to Section 504?
Keep Self-Evaluation on file
Make Self-Evaluation available for inspection
Include a list of the interested persons consulted
Include a description of areas examined and any problems identified
Include a description of any modifications made
The _______ is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the government entity to comply with Title II and investigating any complaints that the entity has violated.
Public Works Director
What are some attributes of an effective ADA Coordinator? Select all that apply.
Has familiarity with the state or local government's structure, activities, and employees
Knowledge of the ADA and other laws addressing the rights of people with disabilities, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Experience with people with a broad range of disabilities and any local disability advocacy groups or other disability groups
Knowledge of various alternative formats and alternative technologies that enable people with disabilities to communicate, participate, and perform tasks
Ability to work cooperatively with the local government and people with disabilities
Skills and training in negotiation and mediation
Which of the following is NOT a step in establishing a grievance/complaint procedure?
Adopt grievance/complaint procedures
Publish grievance/complaint procedures
Draw straws to see who has to handle the complaint
Provide for prompt and equitable resolution of complaint alleging any action that would be prohibited by ADA
When creating grievance/complaint procedures, you should include:
Information on who may file, time for filing, and where to file
Receipt/acceptance of complaints
Investigations and compliance reviews
Your personal cell phone number
Voluntary compliance agreements
True or False: The USDOJ's Sample Grievance Procedure can be used as a basis for creating your own Grievance Procedure
Where structural modifications are required to achieve program accessibility, a public entity with 50 or more employees, or subject to Section 504, must create a ________, that provides for the removal of these barriers.
Please select all elements of a Transition Plan
Identify/list physical obstacles and their location
Describe in detail the methods the entity will use to make the facilities accessible
Provide a schedule for making the access modifications
Provide a yearly schedule if the transition plan is more than one year long
Name/position of the official who is responsible for implementing the Transition Plan
True or False: A public entity may opt out of including interested persons, including individuals with disabilities or organizations representing individuals with disabilities, to participate in the development of the transition plan by submitting comments.
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