The City of Santa Monica’s Human Services Division and Disabilities Commission have launched “Accessible Santa Monica,” the city’s new disability resources Web portal, at www.smgov.net/accessiblesm/.
The site provides a “one-stop shop” for information about accessibility and disability services in the city of Santa Monica, along with an index of online local, regional and national resources, according to the disabilities commission. Additional features include news from the disability community, upcoming events, a catalog of disability-related films and a disabilities awareness training module.
Accessible Santa Monica makes disability resource information available in one place and makes it easy for people of all abilities to access resources easily and efficiently, according to the commission.
The site officially launched July 26, the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a groundbreaking piece of civil rights legislation that ensures equal access for people with disabilities to all aspects of life.
The Santa Monica City Council recognized the 20th anniversary of the legislation by issuing a proclamation at its July 13 meeting.