Bellevue, Idaho is committed to providing equitable access and resources to all of its residents and visitors, regardless of their abilities. To ensure that individuals with disabilities are included and have the opportunity to participate in the city's programs, services, and facilities, Bellevue has implemented a number of initiatives both internally and externally. Internally, municipal staff are dedicated to educating the public about accessibility and promoting an interdepartmental commitment to it. Externally, the city has partnered with local and regional advocacy groups for people with disabilities to better understand and meet their needs.
On July 26, 1990, President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law established a clear and comprehensive national mandate to ensure equity and access to employment, public accommodations, transportation, and more for people with disabilities. In order to comply with this law, Bellevue has created an accessibility page on its website that provides more information about the city's compliance with the ADA and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. In addition to complying with federal laws, Bellevue is also taking proactive steps to create a more equitable environment for all of its citizens.
The city council has proclaimed that the week of July 26 to August 31 be dedicated to celebrating the ADA and recognizing that capacity is part of Bellevue's diversity. The city is also working on initiatives such as the Diversity Advantage program which will help create a more equitable place for all. Through these initiatives, Bellevue is striving to provide inclusive and accessible services to all people who live, work and play in the city. Bellevue is committed to creating an environment where everyone can participate in activities regardless of their abilities. The city is taking proactive steps to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to all of its programs, services, and facilities.
Bellevue has created an accessibility page on its website that provides more information about its compliance with federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Through these initiatives, Bellevue is striving to provide inclusive and accessible services to all people who live, work and play in the city.