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Colorado town wants to move quickly to comply with the ADA

Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors, and one Colorado town is leading by example in the ongoing effort to improve accessibility to public lands in the state.

Windsor, located just 60 miles north of Denver, recently approved a plan that will allow the town to move forward with changes to their facilities, bringing all of them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA underwent some important revisions in 2010, and now Windsor will begin to make the necessary changes to ensure that all of the town's citizens, even those with a disability, can enjoy public facilities.

This is an important move for any city or town to take, as failure to comply with the requirements of the ADA leave open the possibility of a discrimination claim. The revisions to the ADA provided public entities with plenty of time to plan for and implement the required changes, and doing so will allow Windsor officials to foster a more accessible and inclusive atmosphere in the town of nearly 19,000, which has seen substantial population increases over the last 40 years.

One part of the project that is drawing understandable interest is access to the town's local swimming beach. No one needs to be told that almost anyone would be headed for such a location with the sweltering heat wave that has been sweeping the country this year.

Windsor's proposed plan will take a couple of years to fully implement, and is projected to cost approximately $460,000. The town is approaching the changes in the order of which facilities see the most use, and the mayor of the town has urged the changes to be made as quickly as possible.

Source: Windsor Beacon, "ADA compliance plan approved, work coming soon," Ashley Keesis-Wood, July 2, 2012

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