Our Videos

July 14, 10

NEWS / Justice Department Signs Agreement with Milton, Wash., to Ensure Access for People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department today announced a settlement agreement with the city of Milton, Wash., under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve access to city parks and recreational activities for persons with disabilities. The agreement resolves a complaint alleging that the city’s parks and annual parade and festival are not accessible to individuals with mobility disabilities.

“This agreement will ensure that individuals with disabilities living in Milton will have improved access to their parks and recreational activities,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “I commend city officials for making this commitment to their residents with disabilities. In this year when we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ADA, it is time for all state and local governments throughout the country, no matter what size, to make a renewed commitment to achieving full ADA compliance and ensuring the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.”

Under the agreement announced today, the city of Milton will take several important steps to improve access for individuals with disabilities, such as:

· Making physical modifications to the city’s two parks so that parking, routes to park amenities, and park amenities (e.g., picnic tables, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields and drinking fountains) are accessible to individuals with disabilities. The agreement specifies which modifications will be made at each park.

· Ensuring that persons with disabilities will have equal access to restroom facilities in Triangle Park, the city’s largest park. Because the city raised concerns about the cost of tearing down the existing inaccessible restroom and replacing it with a new one, the agreement details a variety of ways for the city to meet the ADA requirements for providing restroom access to persons with mobility disabilities in the short and long term, with department approval, without unnecessarily large expenditures.

· Providing accessible playground equipment at Triangle Park so children with mobility disabilities will have an equal opportunity to enjoy the playground.

· Making modifications to city policies and practices for the annual summer parade and festival.

Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., Milton, has an estimated population of approximately 6,000. According to census data, one in every four residents of Milton is an individual with a disability.

Today’s settlement agreement was reached under Title II of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by state and local governments. The department will actively monitor the city’s compliance with the agreement. The agreement will remain in effect for three years or until the department has confirmed that all required actions have been completed, whichever is later.




AnnaMaria Realbuto
Thank you for all your assistance and efficiency...
Read More »
Kateryna Melnychenko
Thanks a lot Anton!...
Read More »
Rani Payne
Thank you so much! I’m sure I will be in touch again with something else that will need to be apost...
Read More »
Serge Bauer Law
Thank you again for your help with this case!...
Read More »


What are the basic requirements to apply for permanent resident status as an asylee or refugee?
Read More »
Do I have to pay for filing fee every time I renew my work permit?
Read More »
What if My Case is in Process in a Convention Country before April 1, 2008?
Read More »
Must I disclose information regarding my previous marriages?
Read More »


April 17, 24
Illinois County Clerk dies; Cook County temporarily suspends issuing vital records
Read More »
April 12, 24
MI country scholarship program offers discounts for vital record retrieval
Read More »
April 10, 24
Brittany Hensel not listed as witness on conjoined twin sister’s marriage certificate
Read More »
April 5, 24
KY man forges death certificate to avoid child support payments
Read More »