By BARBARA FEARON
National Park Service
PUT-IN-BAY – Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial is seeking your input on its Park Accessibility Management Plan. The Memorial has prepared the plan to guide how the park can become universally accessible for park visitors and employees. 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 disabled people. The transition plan addresses physical and structural changes needed. An action plan should address the programmatic changes (modification of policies, auxiliary aids, etc.) as not all existing facilities must be made physically.
The document will guide Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial staff in making improvements to accommodate the public in accordance with all federal accessibility requirements for both programmatic and physical access. Recommendations presented in the Accessibility Plan are consistent with ongoing plans to rehabilitate the lower and upper plazas and repair the Memorial and seawalls.
The plan is available for you to read and provide comments on the following web address https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=83119. We are welcoming your input through Oct. 8.
Barbara Fearon is superintendent of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, 419-285-2184, ext. 1225.