American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities. Sedgwick County strives to make our facilities and services available to all citizens including those with disabilities.
Crissy Magee is the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator and ensures compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She may be contacted at Sedgwick County, 510 N. Main, Wichita, Kansas 67203; Phone (316) 660-7056; email Crissy.Magee@sedgwick.gov.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
The ADA recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities and is modeled after earlier landmark laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race and gender. The ADA covers a wide range of disability, from physical conditions affecting mobility, stamina, sight, hearing, and speech to conditions such as emotional illness and learning disorders. The ADA addresses access to the workplace (title I), State and local government services (title II), and places of public accommodation and commercial facilities (title III). It also requires phone companies to provide telecommunications relay services for people who have hearing or speech impairments (title IV) and miscellaneous instructions to Federal agencies that enforce the law (title V). Regulations issued under the different titles by various Federal agencies set requirements and establish enforcement procedures. To understand and comply with the ADA, it is important to follow the appropriate regulations.
Under titles II and III of the ADA, the U.S. Access Board develops and maintains accessibility guidelines for buildings, facilities, and transit vehicles and provides technical assistance and training on these guidelines. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) serve as the basis of standards issued by the departments of Justice (DOJ) and Transportation (DOT) to enforce the law. The building guidelines cover places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and State and local government facilities. The vehicle guidelines address buses, vans, a variety of rail vehicles, trams, and other modes of public transportation. Regulations issued by DOJ and DOT contain standards based on ADAAG and also provide important information on which buildings and facilities are subject to the standards. It is important that the regulations be used along with the design standards they contain or reference.
Sedgwick County is committed to ensuring that Sedgwick County programs and services are accessible to persons with disabilities.
- Any person believing that a Sedgwick County program, service, activity, or facility is not accessible should notify the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator. Please click here to share your concern, or contact the ADA Coordinator via the information below.
- Persons with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Sedgwick County, or other type of disability accommodation, should contact the Sedgwick County
Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator
510 N. Main, Suite 306
Wichita, Kansas 67203
Phone: (316) 660-7056
TDD: Kansas Relay 711 or (800) 766-3777