Salt Lake City Mayor's Accessibility Council
Mission and Purpose
The mission of the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Accessibility and Disability Council (the “Accessibility Council”) is to advise the Mayor as to how Salt Lake City Corporation can improve and generally enhance accessibility and the experience of the disability community through a proactive, systematic, solution-based approach.
The Accessibility Council’s duties include:
- Identifying issues of importance to the accessibility and disability community and providing information to the Mayor pertinent to those issues.
- Voting on recommendations made by working committees of the Accessibility Council.
- Encouraging dialogue, collaboration, and open communication between the accessibility and disability community, Salt Lake City Corporation, and the greater Salt Lake City community.
- Providing input, advice, and recommendations to the Mayor on issues affecting the accessibility and disability community.
Meetings are held on fourth Tuesday of each month
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Room 126 (Canon Room)
451 South State Street
Salt Lake City & County Building
The Accessibility Council meets monthly to discuss a variety of topics such as access to city government, proposed city ordinances and policy, transportation, public safety, housing, new development, business, and emergency preparedness.
At the beginning of each meeting, the Accessibility Council provides an opportunity for the public to share their questions or concerns and provide public input. The council is always interested in meeting new people. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Currently the Accessibility Council has three subcommittees working on:
- Employment Committee Goal - Increase the numbers of employees with disabilities employed by Salt Lake City Corporation.
- Website Committee Goal - Ensure that the Salt Lake City Corporation's website is accessible and understandable to everyone who visits it and that frequently asked questions by people with disabilities are answered.
- Emergency Committee Goal - Provide insight and ideas as Salt Lake City works to “Bake in” access and functional needs in all areas of the City’s emergency preparedness plans and policies.
All city meetings, programs, services, functions, and facilities are accessible. The accessible entrance to City Hall is on the east side of the building on 200 East, to the left of the steps. People with disabilities may make requests for reasonable accommodations with 48 hours advance notice. Accommodations may include alternate formats, interpreters, and other auxiliary aids.
Please remember that accessibility complaints may be addressed to the ADA Coordinator at any time.
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