On January 3rd, 2017, the City of Owatonna approved the recent Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan. View the document to learn more: ADA Transition Plan (PDF).
Access to civic life by people with disabilities is a fundamental goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To ensure that this goal is met, Title II of the ADA requires State and local governments to make their programs and services accessible to persons with disabilities. This requirement extends not only to physical access at government facilities, programs, and events - but also to policy changes that governmental entities must make to ensure that all people with disabilities can take part in, and benefit from, the programs and services of State and local governments.
In addition, governmental entities must ensure effective communication - including the provision of necessary auxiliary aids and services - so that individuals with disabilities can take part in civic life.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, each agency is required to publish its responsibilities in regard to the ADA. If users of The City of Owatonna facilities and services believe the City has not provided reasonable accommodation, they have the right to file a grievance.