Owen is providing the City of Irwindale (City) with professional services for an ADA Self-Evaluation and a Transition Plan to ensure public facilities and right-of-way are in compliance to ADA regulations Title 24, ADAAG, PROWAG, MUTCD, and other applicable codes. Owen is performing compliance audits relating to site and program accessibility. The results of the audits will provide the basis for identification, prioritizing, budgeting, and implementing subsequent transition plans.
Owen’s scope of services includes assisting City staff in the review and identification of building plans, inspection reports, inventories of ADA curb ramps and sidewalks, and other associated documentation required to complete a comprehensive audit. Owen will also review and evaluate city policies, programs, facilities, and activities to determine any issues that may be deemed discriminatory to citizens with disabilities. Owen is providing recommendations of modification in programs, practices, and procedures to ensure a barrier free environment.
The transition plan must be comprised of four elements:
- Identification of physical obstacles limiting accessibility,
- Description of methods to be used to make the site accessible,
- Specification of a schedule to achieve compliance, and
- Identification of the official responsible for implementation of the plan.
City facilities included in the ADA self-evaluation and transition include a wide range of facilities, including City Hall, Police Department, Chamber of Commerce, Council Chambers, recreation and community centers, multiple parks, swimming pools, churches, and a library.