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Accessibility & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Accessibility & Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 to ensure that people with disabilities are treated fairly. The law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, and communications. That’s why at SANDAG, we’re committed to mitigating any barriers that may limit accessibility in all our activities and services.  

SANDAG provides programs, services, and activities that are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities including: 

  • Effective Communications - Upon request, SANDAG provides appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in SANDAG programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments. 
  • Modification to Policies and Procedures – SANDAG will make all reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcome in SANDAG offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
  • Accessibility – SANDAG ensures that when it constructs public works facilities that those facilities are constructed in compliance with ADA so that they are accessible to persons with disabilities. In addition, SANDAG ensures that its public meetings are held in facilities that can accommodate persons with disabilities.