The comment period for the final draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is open. The final draft will remain open for comments and public review through August 25.
Members of the public who would like to review the final draft and/or make comments can visit parkplanning.nps.gov to access the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment system, search parks for “Parashant,” and click on the “Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan” document. Those with specific accessibility needs regarding the document can contact project coordinator Jeff Axel at (435) 688-3377.
The goal of the plan is to improve accessibility for all visitors. Self-evaluation and transition plans are intended to help identify physical and programmatic obstacles to accessibility within the monument. An interdisciplinary park service team, including monument and region-wide staff, identified key experiences and completed an in-depth accessibility assessment for primary visitor use areas. Implementation strategies were developed to improve the accessibility of services, activities, and programs for each location.
The Department of the Interior’s guidance for implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 directs parks and monuments to evaluate their accessibility programs, policies, and practices to develop strategies for making the necessary changes to improve them.
At the conclusion of the comment period, comments will be considered, and a final plan will be prepared prior to implementation.