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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Federal and state law requires equal access for all individuals to physical facilities, programs, services and activities at our schools.  SIA offers information, support and resources to ADA coordinators and other district staff with all aspects of ADA Title II compliance including building standards and school site accessibility, Transition Plans, administrative evaluation of programs and services along with emergency evacuation planning.

Accessible Design and Building Standards

The 2013 California Building Code Title 24 regs and the federal 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design make up the accessible building standards required in the design and construction of school sites and facilities.  Stay current with the latest information and resources on both of these standards. 

Emergency Planning for Access and Functional Needs

Emergency preparedness is critical for all students, staff and visitors at your school, but even more so for individuals who require assistance during an evacuation. There are a significant number of considerations for the evacuation process which must be planned in advance in order to be effectively implemented in the midst of an emergency situation. These planning documents can assist your school in developing integrated written emergency evacuation planning and procedures for the people who need it most.

Playgrounds and Play Areas

Since March 2012, play area provisions for accessibility now detail more specific requirements on play equipment, accessible routes, transfer systems and more.  Learn more about keeping your school play areas safe and accessible. 

Swimming Pools

Pool lifts, sloped entries and transfer steps are all means of providing accessibility to a school swimming pool. Find out what you need to know about providing access to your pools. 

Administrative Rules and Policies

Naming an ADA Coordinator, posting a non-discrimination notice, and policies regarding service animals and effective communications are all among the federal ADA rules. Learn about the Five-Step Action Plan to ensure your district is complying with the ADA Title II rules.