This survey will help the City of Thornton identify accessibility issues (facilities, services (including webpage), and programs) and specific concerns or critical locations for disabled users of City facilities. The City is currently in the process of developing a transition plan to eliminate barriers to facilities, services, and programs—such as adding or correcting curb ramps, improving accessibility to buildings and website, or providing alternative methods of communication—located in City buildings or within public right-of-way in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This includes determining what makes the right of way (sidewalks, ramps, etc.) more or less accessible including the audio/visual aspects. While study efforts may not immediately result in improvements, the resulting plan will provide the City with clear direction and a roadmap to make accessibility related accommodations as funding allows.

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1. How would you rate the overall accessibility of the City’s facilities, services (including its website), and programs?

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2. Do you believe the City is generally accepting/accommodating of persons with disabilities?

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3. If you or someone you know has a disability, have you or they experienced barriers or constraints (including any audio/visual) that prevent or limit the use of a City-provided program or service you or they use or would like to use?

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4. If you or someone you know has a disability, have you or they experienced physical barriers or constraints on a City-maintained pedestrian path or in a City facility you or they currently use or would like to use?

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5. Have you encountered missing sections, inaccessible locations or poor conditions related to City sidewalks?

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6. Have you encountered areas where curb ramps are missing or inaccessible?

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7. If you or someone you know has a disability, have you or they encountered street or intersection crossings where lack of pedestrian crossing signals or medians affects your ability to cross the street?

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8. Have you encountered street or intersection crossings where lack of pedestrian visual or audio crossing signals or medians affect your ability to cross the street?

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9. If you or someone you know has a disability, have you or they encountered any physical obstructions like trees / low hanging branches, bushes, retaining walls, signs or fire hydrants that have prevented you or them from utilizing a sidewalk?

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10. If you or someone you know has a disability, are you or they aware of any City programs or services you or they would like to participate in or utilize but cannot due to accessibility challenges?

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11. If you or someone you know has a disability, have you or they encountered any physical barriers or obstructions within a City building or park that prevented you or them from utilizing or participating in a service or program?

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12. Do you have any general comments or items that you feel the ADA Transition Plan team should be aware of related to pedestrian facilities?

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13. If you or someone you know has a disability, have you or they observed policies or practices which inhibit the use of city services?

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14. Do you live or work in Thornton?

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15. If you wish to receive information directly or would allow us to contact you regarding any follow-up questions related to your concerns please include your contact information below. Any information shared will remain confidential and will not be posted, shared, or otherwise made available to anyone outside the City’s ADA Transition Plan team. Only comment and question summaries will be documented in the ADA Transition Plan. Thank you for your input!

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