2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law.
Among its many key provisions, this landmark civil rights legislation affirms the inherent dignity of every person regardless of disability; prohibits discrimination by state and local governments; and provides standards for privately owned businesses and commercial facilities. Arlington embraces the ADA goal of true inclusion to ensure that Americans with and without disabilities increasingly live, learn, work, play and contribute side by side.
Smart Growth & Accessibility
An urban county of about 26 square miles located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Arlington is renowned for its commitment to careful and thoughtful community planning, its incredible array of public transportation options, and the richness of its cultural and natural resources. These themes are reflected in the attention to accessibility that visitors and residents experience throughout Arlington’s neighborhoods and businesses. Additionally, accessibility is a primary consideration for new buildings in Arlington, and a special transit accessibility sub-committee routinely looks at public transit to ensure ease of access for riders.