Project Civic Access is a Department of Justice project to audit a municipality's compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
The project now includes 185 settlement agreements with 171 localities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Compliance review sites were chosen based upon the Department's desire to visit every state, the population of the site, and, in some cases, its proximity to a university or tourist attraction. The majority of the compliance reviews occurred in small cities and towns, because they represent the most common form of local government.
These reviews are ongoing. Many of the original sites where selected based on a compliant, but a complaint is not necessary for the DOJ to initiate the audit.
This program will help you understand what to expect if your municipality is selected for a review. Representatives from the Department of Justice will provide an overview of the program and explain the goals of Project Civic Access.
This will be followed by a firsthand account of one municipality's experience with the compliance review. After viewing this program participants will be better able to: