The City of Bellevue is devoted to providing equal access to resources and services for all members of the community, including those with disabilities. On July 26, 1990, President George H. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, which established a clear and comprehensive national mandate to guarantee equity and access to employment, public accommodations, transportation, and more for people with disabilities. In Bellevue, the city council has taken steps to make sure that its programs and facilities are available to everyone.
This includes creating and participating in specific programs for education, promotion, and interdepartmental commitment to accessibility. The city has also partnered with local and regional advocacy groups for people with disabilities in order to better comprehend and meet their needs. The city's accessibility page provides more information about the city's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Furthermore, the city has created an ADA request form on MyBellevue for those who need an accommodation to access a city facility or program.
Title II of the ADA applies to state and local governments and protects people from discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs, and activities. The city is also taking steps to make sure that web resources are accessible for all users by designing them for use in a wide variety of browsers and taking into account assistive technologies. The City of Bellevue is devoted to creating a more equitable place for all by expanding inclusion to people with disabilities both internally and throughout the community. By taking these steps, Bellevue is guaranteeing that its public beaches and swimming areas are accessible to individuals with disabilities.