According to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a public entity that has a minimum of 50 employees is required to designate an individual to oversee their compliance of the ADA.
These responsibilities for compliance only apply to the City of Austin as an organization with regards to its programs, services and facilities.
As a result of these efforts, the ADA Office has created more friendly approaches to assist Departmental ADA Coordinators. Another component of compliance is to visit all departments on an annual basis and go over a survey tool that identifies ADA requirements and provides guidance on City processes for complying. On-site visits produce information that is valuable to the City and to the department, as they provide a standard for comparison and a foundation for analysis.