25th Anniversary of the ADA

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The City of Davis is marking the 25th anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA), officially on June 26, 2015, with events throughout July for the entire community.  Included on this page is information about these events, highlights of the city's ADA-focused projects, and regional resources available to persons with disabilities. 

On July 7, the City Council presented a city proclamation honoring the 25th anniversary of the ADA and re-committing to the original objectives of the ADA. Community members and local advocates were in attendance to receive the proclamation and celebrated with a community reception.  To see the presentation, view the July 7 2015 City Council meeting here.


On July 22, City representatives, along with representatives from the city’s ADA Community Advisors, Social Services Commission, Human Relations Commission, and local advocacy organizations, were at the Farmer's Market to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.  More information on this event can be found in the press release.

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On July 27 at Manor Pool, and on July 28 at Arroyo Pool, admission will be free during the evening swim hours of 7:15pm to 9:00pm.  The flyer for the event can be downloaded here.

On September 18, Judith MacBrine of the Mirror Group will present an experiential workshop on Historical Perspectives on Persons with Disabilities and Moving Forward in Accessibility and Inclusion.  The presentation will be in the Veterans Memorial Center Game Room from 8:30am-12:00pm.  To sign up for this event please email Danielle Foster, Housing and Human Services Superintendent, dfoster@cityofdavis.org.  The flyer for this event can be downloaded here.


  Highlighted City Accomplishments under the ADA

  • Curb cuts and accessible paths of travels on public streets
  • Universal design/ accessible playground at Central Park
  • Audible signals on public streets that speak or chirp when it’s time to walk
  • Zero-grade entry/beach access pool at Manor Pool, wheelchair lifts at all City pools
  • Assisted listening devices/Meeting headsets at City Council and other meetings
  • Improved signage at city buildings
  • Accessible restrooms at city facilities
  • Provides accessible transit in partnership with Unitrans through Davis Community Transit
  • Accommodation of children with disabilities in city recreation programs through the Alt Rec Program

A list of regional resources for persons with disabilities is available here.  If you would like to add resources to this list please contact City staff at fairhousing@cityofdavis.org

The City's ADA notice is located here.