The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into effect by Congress on July 26, 1990. The ADA is intended to “provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against persons with disabilities.”
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and provides the first comprehensive civil rights to people with disabilities in the areas of employment; public accommodations; state and local government programs, services, and activities; and communications. This includes not just architectural accessibility, but also program accessibility.
The goal of the ADA is to assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, equivalent service, and economic self-sufficiency. The ADA prohibits all state and local governments from discriminating on the basis of disability.
Policies & Procedures
Accessibility and Disability Commission
The Accessibility and Disability Commission advises Mayor Erin Mendenhall and City Council on issues affecting people with disabilities in Salt Lake City and ways the City can improve and generally enhance accessibility and the experience of the disability community.
Complaints that a Salt Lake City program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:
Ashley Lichtle, ADA Coordinator
Office of the Mayor
451 South State Street, Room 345
Salt Lake City, UT 844114-5474