Physical Accessibility (ADA Compliance)
The City of Los Angeles ADA Compliance Officer is Geoffrey Straniere, who is currently responsible for ensuring that City programs, services and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please feel free to contact him at 213-202-2764 (Voice) or 213-202-3452 (TTY).
This unit coordinates and monitors the City's compliance with ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). Compliance Officers work closely with all City departments to facilitate the process, which includes:
- Providing reasonable accommodation for City employees.
- Providing reasonable accommodation to people who use City programs and facilities.
New information is added and old information is deleted on a regular basis. If you have a question, a concern, experiencing any difficulty accessing information, or would like to request information in an accessible alternative format, please contact Rosemarie Punzalan, Digital Accessibility Specialist, at Rosemarie.Punzalan@lacity.org. Be sure to check back often for further improvements and updates! Thank you!
Self Evaluation / Transition Plan
The ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities was developed under a grant from the Department of Education, NIDRR grant number H133A060092-09A. However the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires state and local governments, businesses and non-profit organizations to provide goods, services and programs to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the public.
Some people think that only new construction and alterations need to be accessible and that older facilities are “grandfathered,” but that’s not true. Because the ADA is a civil rights law and not a building code, older facilities are often required to be accessible to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate.
The ADA has different requirements for state and local governments and for places of public accommodation (businesses and non-profit organizations that serve the public).