ADA Transition Plan



TOWN OF CAROLINA BEACH

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

The Town of Carolina Beach (Town) prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability with respect to all terms and conditions of employment and strives to make its activities, facilities, programs, and services available to all citizens, visitors and interested parties.

For the purposes of this statement, an individual with a disability is defined as any person who:

1.  has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;

2.  has a record of such an impairment; or

3.  is regarded as having such an impairment.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulates program, activities, and services provided by state and local governments.  As such, the Town must comply with this section, which states: “no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity” (42 USC Sec. 12132; 28 CFR Sec. 35.130).

In accordance with Title II, the Town is conducting an ADA self-evaluation of its services, programs, activities and facilities on public property and in public rights-of-way.  With this information we will be able to develop an ADA Transition Plan to share the findings of the self -evaluation and to establish strategies and timelines for improving ADA accessibility within our community.

The ADA self-evaluation, transition planning and implementation will be a continuous effort with regular updating and oversight by the Town Manager.  Involvement of other community leaders, support organizations, citizens and other interested parties is, and will be, a critical part of the ADA transition process.