Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
As the City’s ADA Coordinator, Taggart Wall, ensures the city’s programs, facilities, and services are compliant with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. An important part of ensuring compliance is providing training to city employees so they maintain a high level of awareness with regard to the City’s requirements and obligations. City staff also provides informational and technical support to businesses, individuals and other entities external to the city government. City staff works closely with the Access Advisory Board, helps to solve problems and looks into disability-related complaints.
For services, programs, activities and facilities not associated with the City of Winfield, please contact the State Attorney General’s Office at 785-296-2215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-800-514-0301 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hearing- and/or speech-impaired persons using a TDD/TTY may contact us through the Kansas Relay Center at 1-800-766-3777 or 711.
Helpful ADA Information
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We have listed a few of the organizations that advocate for people with disabilities. These groups can provide all kinds of assistance. This is in no way an all inclusive list but can be an excellent platform for finding opportunities to network with others.
ADA Policies & Guidelines
The Winfield City Commission accepted by Resolution, Bill No. 0769, a Self-Evaluation/Transition Plan. The Plan is a written policy document, including attachments, establishing the City of Winfield’s commitment to ensure compliance with the letter and spirit of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as a plan for removal of barriers determined to exist in public facilities, activities, services and programs.
Specific policies have also been adopted to established best practices. See items below.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Accommodations for All
The City of Winfield is committed to providing accessible facilities and/or programs for individuals with disabilities. For accommodations, requests for auxiliary aids, printed materials in alternate format, grievances, or other disability-related issues, please contact the City's ADA Coordinator.
City of Winfield, KS 67156
200 E. 9th-PO Box 646
or TDD Kansas Relay 1-800-735-2966
The City shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless the City can demonstrate that making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity. In the provision of auxiliary aids or services, including modifications with disabilities to cover the costs involved in making programs accessible.
Event Awareness-Public Facilities
Design & Construction Guidelines
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Commercial Area Sidewalks
PublicHealthCorps web Resources for Individuals and Families affected by disabilities:
- Disabled Renters’ Housing Rights
- The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
- Disability Rights in Housing
- Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
- Learn About the Different Types of Service Dogs
- How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability
- Depression and Disability: A Practical Guide
- The 45 Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse
- How to Stay Physically Active: Aging Well with a Physical Disability
- Top Tips for Getting Fit if You’re Disabled
ADA Grievance Procedure
Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan
Disability Management Consulting Group, LLC, Columbia MO, completed a Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for City programs and services, March 2007. Specifically, DMCG performed on-site accessibility surveys of all buildings and facilities; provided paper and electronic survey reports; and assisted in the development of the new Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan, as defined by Title II of the ADA for all programs and services provided by the City of Winfield. The Access Advisory Board reviewed, made comment, accepted final drafts, and recommended the documents be sent to the Winfield City Commission for consideration and adoption. A Public Hearing was held Thursday, April 5, 2007, in the Community Center at Baden Square. The Plans were later adopted by the City Commission in Resolution 4807.
View the Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans
Available for the public through the City ADA Coordinator's Office (City Hall), Winfield Public Library, or the following links: Self-Evaluation(pdf)Transition Plan(pdf)
For accommodations, grievances, or other disability-related issues please contact the City's ADA Coordinator at 620-221-5525, or TDD Kansas Relay at 1-800-735-2966, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Access Advisory Board
Our Mission is to assist individuals with disabilities integrate into all aspects of community life through accessible programs and services.
Our Purpose is to:
- Advise the City of Winfield ADA Coordinator
- Assist in resolution of any access issues concerning City facilities and programs regarding persons with disabilities
- Develop recommendations on the future role of the access of persons with disabilities to programs in the city and help determine immediate access priorities
- Advise other public or private entities on access issues where it appears the AAB can make a positive contribution to resolve such problems
- Advise the city on any other matter concerning persons with disabilities as the AAB deems appropriate
- Hold such public hearings as it deems necessary
Access Advisory Board Members
- Linda Chase
- Ray Clayton
- Layne Kenzy
- Matthew McCauley
- Lara McGrew
- Cheryl Underwood
- Clyde Vasey
- James Watson
Contact ADA Coordinator: