The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”), enacted on July 26, 1990, and implementing regulations, 28 C.F.R. Part 35, prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities and guarantee equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, services, and programs sponsored by a state or local government, public transportation, telephone services, and open public meetings offered to the public. The ADA is based on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, as amended, and contains many similar provisions
The ADA requires, among other things, that all public entities such as Somerset County conduct a Self-Evaluation of their services, programs and activities to ensure that they are accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. If, based on the Self-Evaluation, a public entity determines that structural changes are necessary to achieve accessibility, the public entity must develop a Transition Plan. A copy of the plan can be found in the link below.