The Coastal Conservancy works to ensure that all people have access to the coast, and to remove physical barriers that prevent people with disabilities from accessing the coast.
The Coastal Conservancy has produced an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. The plan includes a review of documents and policies to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the programs and services offered and managed by the Conservancy, and evaluates and provides a plan to address physical barriers if they are found to be present in Coastal Conservancy properties. This plan was developed in consultation with ADA consulting specialists, MIG, and was informed by a series of workshops with advocates from the disability community as well as a public comment period. The plan includes opportunities for members of the public to provide ideas, concerns and comments.
For a copy of the plan and appendices, please contact the Coastal Conservancy ADA Coordinator, Amy Hutzel, or 510-286-4180.
Website Accessibility Certification
The undersigned certify that, as of 12/31/2019, the internet website of the California State Coastal Conservancy is designed, developed and maintained to be in compliance with California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, or a subsequent version, 12/31/2019, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at a minimum Level AA success criteria.
If you have difficulty accessing any material on our website, please contact us and we will correct the problem or work to provide the information in an alternative format. You can report web accessibility problems by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can access our website accessibility certification form by clicking here.
Policy on Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
The State Coastal Conservancy will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Our Policy on Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability can be found here.
Information on how to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the State of California State Coastal Conservancy can be found here.
Designing Outdoor Environments that Work for Everybody
On May 4, 2018, we hosted a webinar for grantees and partners on Designing Outdoor Environments that Work for Everybody. A recording of the webinar can be found here. The slides and notes from the webinar can be found here.
A Wheelchair Rider’s Guide to the California Coast
For A Wheelchair Rider’s Guide to the California Coast, please visit this external website here.
Further Accessibility Resources
Information on beach wheelchairs and other accessibility resources from the Coastal Commission can be found here.
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- Central and South Coast Proposition 1 Grant SolicitationProposition 1 grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. The Conservancy adopted its Proposition 1 Grant Program Guidelines in September 2016. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening. For more details on the Coastal Conservancy’s priorities, please review our Strategic Plan. Our current solicitation seeks to fund projects in […] (Read more on Central and South...)
- Press Release: Coastal Conservancy Awards over $8.2 million in First Ever Virtual Board MeetingOakland, CA – Today, in its first ever virtual Board meeting, the Coastal Conservancy Authorized $8.2 million in grant funding for projects to restore, protect and increase access to the California Coast and San Francisco Bay. Due to state and local Shelter-In-Place orders, members of the Conservancy’s Board, staff and the public convened via teleconference […] (Read more on Press Release: Coastal...)