The City of Middletown was awarded $2.16 million in federal funds for making the city more accessible to the disabled. The money was awarded by the State Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration to make the city further compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The money will be used specifically to build sidewalks accessible to the disabled and construct an ADA-compliant ramp.
ADA standards were signed into law in 1990, and have since been amended. The act is designed to ensure the disabled are accommodated in the public sphere and in their fields of employment. It also seeks to deter discrimination aimed at people with disabilities.
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