|Welcome to the City of Richmond's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web Page
City Policy Against Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
The City of Richmond does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions or access to its programs, services or activities, or employment.
Public Comment and Grievance Procedures
The City of Richmond has recently completed its Draft ADA Transition Plan. The plan is the blueprint through which the City has committed to making all of its programs, services, activities, and facilities fully compliant with the provisions of the ADA. The City invites all citizens to review the plan and to provide comments on it prior to it being presented to the City Council for formal adoption.
The City has adopted and published a formal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Complaints of alleged noncompliance and grievances concerning emergency preparedness planning and recovery, or requests to receive a copy of the City's ADA Policy, should be directed to:
Assistant City Attorney/ ADA Coordinator
City of Richmond
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
View the recently released Draft ADA Transition Plan and the City's grievance procedure and ADA Policy.
The City of Richmond desires to ensure that members of the public with disabilities are provided with the necessary aids to enable them to communicate as effectively as those without disabilities and to participate in City programs and use City facilities. The City of Richmond will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services whenever necessary for those individuals who have hearing, sight or speech impairments, unless to do so would result in a fundamental alteration of its programs or an undue administrative or financial burden. No surcharge will be placed on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing these auxiliary aids/services or reasonable accommodations. The City will give consideration to the requests of the individual with a disability in determining what type of auxiliary aid or service is necessary in order to facilitate the full and complete participation of the individual with a disability.
A person who requires an accommodation, an auxiliary aid or service to participate in a City program, service, or activity, or who requests a modification of policies or procedures, should contact the sponsoring department as far in advance as possible, but no later than three business days before the scheduled event. The best effort to fulfill the request will be made.
Other Accessibility Issues
In order to provide the greatest opportunity for persons with disabilities to have their needs met, several actions may be initiated by them. By following the established procedures and completing the identified forms, individuals will have specific issues addressed in a timely manner.
The first step is to fill out either the Accessible Curb Ramp Request Form, for access requests on public right-of-ways, or the Request for Accommodation or Barrier Removal Form, for all other access requests. These may be submitted on-line, or downloaded, filled out and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the ADA Coordinator.
Contact Bruce A. Soublet, ADA Coordinator, for assistance in completing the form.
City of Richmond Business Emergency Planning Guidelines
American Red Cross, Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities and Other Access & Functional Needs, US Department of Homeland Security
National Organization on Disability (NOD), Emergency Preparedness Tips for Persons with Disabilities
NOD Brochure, Preparing Makes Sense for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs
NOD Brochure, Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans
Nobody Left Behind, Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Mobility Impairments
Individual Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities, Their Families and Support Networks (Resources Collected by Disability Policy Consultant, June Isaacson Kailes)
American Association of the Deaf and Blind, Emergency Preparation
Job Accommodation Network