KEWE Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has developed a DRAFT Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan to guide accessibility improvements to accommodate the public. Preparation of a plan for transitioning to full accessibility is mandated by regulations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as they apply to the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The purpose of a transition plan is to address the required physical, structural, and programmatic changes needed to make facilities, programs, services, and activities accessible to and usable by all. The plan has three primary goals: to document existing park barriers to accessibility for people with disabilities; to provide an effective approach for upgrading facilities, services, activities, and programs; and to instill a culture around creating universal access.
The document will guide Keweenaw National Historical Park in making improvements to accommodate the public in accordance with all federal accessibility requirements for both programmatic and physical access.
Site plans, photographs, and specific recommendations for identified park areas were developed by a NPS interdisciplinary team, including planning, design, and construction professionals as well as interpretive, resource, visitor safety, maintenance, and accessibility specialists.
This document is a plan only; implementation of recommendations will occur in a project-specific basis and include appropriate environmental compliance.
Steve DeLong, 906-483-3022