Module 5: Title II-Public Service: State and Local Entities

 

Introduction

Participation in state and local government is a right and privilege of American citizens. However, it was not until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act that people with disabilities were ensured access to these government activities.  Title II of the ADA requires that public entities make their programs, services, and activities accessible to people with disabilities. This training will provide an overview of this important title of the ADA. The program will also review the accessible requirements for public facilities and provide information on basic reasonable modifications to programs, b services, and activities provided by state and local governments.

The modules in this topic area focus on state and local government. There are modules on program accessibility and structural accessibility and case studies to give participants an opportunity to apply what they have learned.

 

5a. People with Disabilities: America's Largest Minority

Goal: To make participants aware of the prevalence of disability in America and why it is important to know more about this growing minority group

Time: 20 minutes

Format: Presentation

Potential Audience: General Audiences, Employers/Business Leaders, and Educators

 

5b. Program Access in Public Facilities

Goal: To increase understanding of the legal obligation of public entities to provide programmatic access and how they can do so

Time: 20 minutes

Format: PowerPoint presentation and brief discussion

Potential Audience: General Audiences, Employees of State, Local Municipalities, and Educators

 

 5c. Structural Accessibility of Public Entities

Goal: To familiarize participants with the obligation of public entities to be physically accessible

Time: Approximately 30 minutes

Format: Presentation

Potential Audience: General Audiences, Employees of State and Local Municipalities

 

5d. Thinking it Through: Interactive Exercises of Title II and the ADA

Goal: To provide opportunity for participants to consider how Title II and the ADA applies to the facilities and services of public entities

Time: 20 minutes (small groups) or 10 minutes (large groups) pier activity

Format: Small or large group activity

Potential Audience: General audiences, Employees of State and Local Municipal Entities

 

5e. Title II of the ADA: Supplemental Resources

Goal: To provide additional resources for information about how the ADA applies to Title II entities

Time: 10 minutes

Format: Presentation

Potential Audience: State and Local Governmental Employees, Individuals with Disabilities, and the General Public

 

5f. Title II-Public Transportation-FTA-DOT Regulations

Goal: To provide an overview of the main provisions of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ADA Regulations for transportation covered under Title II of the ADA. 

Time: 30 minutes

Format: Presentation

Potential Audience: People with Disabilities, Public Transportation Providers, Paratransit Service Providers, Disability Advocates and Disability Service Providers

 

 5g. Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities in Law Enforcement

Goal: To provide an overview of how the ADA applies to law enforcement practices and interactions with individuals with disabilities.

Time: 30 minutes

Format: Lecture

Potential Audience: Law Enforcement Personnel, Title II Entities, and Individuals with Disabilities

 

 5h. Emergency Response and the ADA

Goal: To provide an overview of how the ADA applies to emergency planning

Time: 30 minutes

Format: Lecture

Potential Audience: First Responders, Title II Entities, Business Owners, Employers, and People with Disabilities

 

Information Provided by:

Southeast ADA Center

1419 Mayson St.

Atlanta, GA 30324

Burton Blatt Institute

Syracuse University