Clearwater ADA Transition Plan

City of Clearwater | Clearwater, FL

Benesch was contracted to complete an ADA transition plan for the City of Clearwater. The facility assessments included evaluation of facility entrances and exits, accessible routes, pedestrian access routes, parking, curb ramps, handrails, doors and restrooms for potential barriers to accessibility. Data was collected using a custom data collection app, exported to a secure database and evaluated to formulate ADA violations and remediations consistent with 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Florida Accessibility Code.

Based on industry standards, cost estimates were developed and used to determine the proper rank and prioritization of the violations. All information was used to create a simple yet effective report for each violation found at each facility. For each, a rank, cost and barrier remediation was developed to assist the City in achieving full compliance.

A detailed field survey at each facility was performed and individual facility assessment reports were created. Preliminary cost estimates to mitigate the barriers to accessibility and a prioritization scheme were created. In addition to assessing the City’s physical infrastructure, a review of their online documents and websites were analyzed, as well as all City policies, procedures, and services to ensure that people of all abilities are able to equally access everything provided by the City.

All information was compiled to create a comprehensive summary of the assessed facilities, individual assessment reports and images to increase the understanding of 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Information obtained through the Self-Evaluation process was used to create an ADA Staff Training PowerPoint to inform them of the importance of the ADA and how it relates to their specific job.

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