Buncombe County Submitted: October 26, 2021 | Updated: January 28, 2022

(October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

Hello Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA),

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

Please provide a copy of the latest "Buncombe County ADA Transition Plan and Self Assessment", as required by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

The responsive records requested should be current as of Present Day (date the query is performed).

If this information is already publicly available online, please send a link to the information.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • January 28, 2022 4:31 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kathi Petersen <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 28, 2022, 4:31 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Good afternoon Kathi,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Have a good weekend.


    Status: Completed
  • January 19, 2022 4:19 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Kathi Petersen <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 19, 2022, 4:19 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Greetings and Happy New Year to you, too.

     

    The following is in response to the public records request for a copy of the latest “Buncombe County ADA Transition Plan and Self Assessment,” as required by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

     

    The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority / Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau does not have the requisite number of employees to require a Transition Plan under the ADA.

     

    However, the BCTDA and Explore Asheville take seriously the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Following are some of the measures we take in this regard:

     

    CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS

     

    To remove barriers to accessing digital content on the ExploreAsheville.com website by those with a wide range of disabilities, Explore Asheville uses the UserWay accessibility widget. UserWay is ADA and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) compliant.

     

    FACILITY & WORKPLACE ACCESSIBILITY

     

    Physical obstacles that could limit the accessibility of the Explore Asheville offices are addressed by the following measures:

     

    · Two handicapped parking spaces located right outside the front, main entrance

    · No curbs obstructing access to the building

    · ADA accessible elevator providing access to the second floor; elevator buttons with Braille labeling

    · Restrooms on the ground floor and on the second floor with stalls that meet ADA specifications

    · All office and meeting room entrances that meet ADA doorway-width specifications

    · Majority of offices and all workstations that include riser desks adjustable to the height needed by a worker with disabilities

    · In the breakroom, on the second floor, an ADA-approved dishwasher and icemaker, with an accessible refrigerator as well as a microwave located below the counter.

    · In the kitchenette, off of the ground-floor Board Room, an ADA-approved icemaker with an under-counter refrigerator

     

    Please let me know if I can help further.

     

    Kind regards,
    Kathi Petersen

    Kathi M. Petersen
    Director of Public Information


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 14, 2022 3:21 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kathi Petersen <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 14, 2022, 3:21 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Good afternoon Kathi,

     

    Happy new year!

     

    Checking in again on this request from 10/28/21: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Is there any update to report? I’ll plan on following up again in early February if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • December 6, 2021 9:18 am

    5 months ago

    from: Kathi Petersen <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 6, 2021, 9:18 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Good morning. Thank you for checking in. We will get back to you on this request as soon as we can.

     

    Kathi


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 3, 2021 4:25 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kathi Petersen <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 3, 2021, 4:25 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Good afternoon Kathi,

     

    Checking in on this request from 10/28: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Is there any update to report? I’ll plan on following up again in early January if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • November 12, 2021 4:43 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kathi Petersen <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 12, 2021, 4:43 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Good afternoon Kathi,

     

    Thank you for the update. I will plan on checking in again on this request at the end of the month.

     

    Have a great weekend!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 5, 2021 10:23 am

    6 months ago

    from: Kathi Petersen <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 5, 2021, 10:23 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Good morning. I am out of the office until November 16 but checking emails today. Wanted to let you know that this request has been received and we will get back to you.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Kathi Petersen

     

    Kathi M. Petersen
    Director of Public Information

     


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 28, 2021 12:44 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kathi Petersen <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 28, 2021, 12:44 PM
    subject: Records Request: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again in mid-November if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (October 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority: Copy of ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment as of present day

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    Please provide a copy of the latest “Buncombe County ADA Transition Plan and Self Assessment”, as required by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

     

    The responsive records requested should be current as of Present Day (date the query is performed).

     

    If this information is already publicly available online, please send a link to the information.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • October 26, 2021 3:08 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending