Contact Information
Kelsey Ternes, Risk Manager
Renton, WA 98057
425-430-7665

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) a federal law signed in 1990, mandates equal access and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities in employment, government services, public accommodations (such as stores and restaurants) and transportation.

Title II of the ADA outlines the responsibilities of local governments to make their employment and customer service settings accessible. Other laws that cover nondiscrimination and disability access include the Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

This information is available upon request in alternate formats, including large print, Braille, and audio cassette.

Barrier Free Mobility in the City

The City of Renton is working towards barrier-free mobility in the city and you can help guide the process.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Public Rights of Way

The City of Renton is updating a plan for how they identify, prioritize and remove barriers, specifically for those with disabilities.

We need your help to identify where those barriers exist. This plan, known as an ADA Transition Plan, provides an opportunity for Renton to review its programs, activities, and services to identify barriers and changes that are needed for individuals with disabilities to fully participate in civic life. It will be used to update the city’s existing ADA Transition Plan guiding planning and implementation of necessary accessibility improvements.

This plan is guided by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which prohibits all state and local governments from discriminating on the basis of disability. Specifically, this effort is focused on pedestrian facilities in public Rights-of-Way including curb ramps, crosswalks, and sidewalks.

The first step of this update is a self-evaluation phase and relies on broad feedback from the public. While the plan will benefit greatly from feedback from those with disabilities or that provide support for those with disabilities, feedback is welcome from everyone in Renton. After a technical evaluation and rating process, we will seek public feedback on priorities and eventually on the draft plan.

How to Get Involved

  • Use our online reporting tool to identify and report specific barriers when you're out in the community via your mobile phone or tablet.

  • If you have questions, email us at email ada@rentonwa.gov. For TTY dial 771.

  • You can also contact the City of Renton Project Manager: Vangie P. Garcia, Transportation Planning and Programming Manager Public Works Transportations Systems at 425-430-7319.

  • If you wish to make a reasonable request for accommodations please contact City of Renton ADA Coordinator Kelsey Ternes at 425-430-7669.

  • Return to this city resource page regarding ADA and Title II for information updates about the City's policies on accessibility and non-discrimination.

Resources

Accessibility Tools and Resources

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  • Access Adobe provides useful tools and resources to read PDF documents with a screen reader. 

ADA Forms

Request for Accommodation or Barrier Removal

Grievance Procedure Explains the City of Renton grievance procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ADA Coordinator

For any questions, concerns, requests for additional information, requests for modification of policy or procedures, or complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Renton is not accessible to persons with disabilities, please contact our ADA Coordinator.

Kelsey Ternes
Risk Manager, ADA Coordinator
Human Resources and Risk Management Office
Renton City Hall
1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057
425-430-7669
TTY Relay Service: 711

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