Accessibility of City Buildings & Services

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The City of Vancouver is committed to providing access for people with disabilities to its public programs, services, buildings and activities. By improving our buildings, parks and streets, responding to requests for accommodation, ensuring non-discrimination in our hiring practices, providing information in accessible formats and more, we seek to make Vancouver a welcoming and diverse city where everyone can access, and participate in, their City government programs, services and events.

As part of this ongoing effort, the City is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan this year, and we need our community's feedback on how we're doing and what may need improvement when it comes to the accessibility of our buildings, parks, streets, jobs, programs and services to people with disabilities.

Feedback will be accepted on this page throughout the ADA Transition Plan update process, which is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2021. Your input will be used to help identify potential barriers to access that will be included in the new transition plan. The community will also be invited to review and provide feedback on the City's draft transition plan when it's complete.

The City of Vancouver is committed to providing access for people with disabilities to its public programs, services, buildings and activities. By improving our buildings, parks and streets, responding to requests for accommodation, ensuring non-discrimination in our hiring practices, providing information in accessible formats and more, we seek to make Vancouver a welcoming and diverse city where everyone can access, and participate in, their City government programs, services and events.

As part of this ongoing effort, the City is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan this year, and we need our community's feedback on how we're doing and what may need improvement when it comes to the accessibility of our buildings, parks, streets, jobs, programs and services to people with disabilities.

Feedback will be accepted on this page throughout the ADA Transition Plan update process, which is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2021. Your input will be used to help identify potential barriers to access that will be included in the new transition plan. The community will also be invited to review and provide feedback on the City's draft transition plan when it's complete.

Tell Us How We're Doing

Please use this tool to tell us about your experiences and observations related to the accessibility of the City of Vancouver's buildings, parks and trails, streets, jobs, programs, services and activities to people with disabilities. We are specifically seeking feedback on accessibility prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced us to temporarily close most of our buildings and suspend many programs and activities.

What types of barriers do you experience? What needs to be improved? What are we doing well?

City Buildings with Public Access Included in ADA Transition Plan:

  • Vancouver City Hall (415 W. Sixth St.)
  • Firstenburg Community Center (700 NE 136th Ave.)
  • Marshall Community Center (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.)
  • Luepke Senior Center (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.)
  • Water Resources Education Center (4500 SE Columbia Way)
  • Vancouver Police Department West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.)
  • Vancouver Police Department East Precinct (520 SE 155th Ave.)
  • Pearson Field Airport buildings (105 E. Reserve St.)
  • City Water/Sewer Utility Customer Service Building (2323 General Anderson Ave.)
  • Vancouver Fire Department Headquarters (7110 NE 63rd St.)
  • Marine Park Water Engineering Building (4500 SE Columbia Way)
  • Public Works Department Operations Center Administration Building (4711 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.)

The City does not manage or operate public libraries, hospitals or museums in Vancouver.

Note that your comment and username (but not your email address) will be visible to everyone on this page a short time after you submit it, so please avoid including personal details in your comments.

If you prefer to submit your comments privately, please email them directly to Jilayne Jordan (listed under the "Who's Listening?" section on this page) or mail them to City of Vancouver, Attn: Jilayne Jordan, Communications, PO Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995.

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There needs to be more handicapped parking for the Vancouver Farmer's Market and those areas enforced. Many times we have tried to park in the handicapped few areas and other cars without handicapped designation have parked in these areas. There also needs to be more designated handicapped parking near the market entrance areas. We would enjoy going to the market more during the summer but unless one gets there very early before opening it appears impossible to attend this event for the disabled.

Jack 17 days ago

I broke my ankle a few months ago, we went to the library downtown and the parking was all the way on the back, it has ramps for people on wheel chair but it is so hard for someone on crutches.

Evaper212 about 1 month ago