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City’s first ADA Technician began work Monday

The City of Norman’s first ADA Technician began work Monday in the form of a professional consultant from Crossing the Chasm LLC following the approval of a contract with the company for professional consulting services related to the implementation of the City’s 2018 ADA Transition Plan and other ADA-compliance related services at the Feb. 12 City Council Meeting.
Jack McMahan, owner of Crossing the Chasm, will work closely with Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary, who has served as the City's ADA Coordinator since he joined City staff in 2007. McMahan will office out at the municipal complex to guide ADA compliance and act as the City’s ambassador for accessibility issues in Norman and the surrounding area.
One of the top priorities for 2019 in the City’s ADA Transition Plan is the establishment of a Council-appointed ADA Citizen Advisory Committee. This committee will provide guidance and recommendations to the Norman City Council on accessibility issues that are important to Norman citizens. Other priorities of the ADA Transition Plan include the facilitation of accessibility improvements to City buildings, facilities, and parks and providing ADA-training for City staff in all departments.  An ADA Staff Liaison Committee will also work closely with McMahan to update all existing city policies that relate to accessibility. 
McMahan holds a bachelor’s in Political Science and ADA Coordinator certifications from the ADA National Network ACTCP Program, the National Center on Accessibility, the Smithsonian and the National Park Service. In addition to being an active volunteer in the Norman disability community through work with the Norman DisAbility Coalition, the University of Oklahoma and the Norman ADA Citizen Steering Committee, he recently served as a facilitator for accessibility management in the Ruby Grant Park design process. McMahan is a respected state, regional, and national speaker at professional development conferences attended by technical experts on many accessibility subjects.
For questions or concerns about ADA compliance in the City of Norman contact Jack McMahan at (405) 366-5453 or jack.mcmahan@normanok.gov.  

The City of Norman’s first ADA Technician began work Monday in the form of a professional consultant from Crossing the Chasm LLC following the approval of a contract with the company for professional consulting services related to the implementation of the City’s 2018 ADA Transition Plan and other ADA-compliance related services at the Feb. 12 City Council Meeting.

Jack McMahan, owner of Crossing the Chasm, will work closely with Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary, who has served as the City's ADA Coordinator since he joined City staff in 2007. McMahan will office out at the municipal complex to guide ADA compliance and act as the City’s ambassador for accessibility issues in Norman and the surrounding area.

One of the top priorities for 2019 in the City’s ADA Transition Plan is the establishment of a Council-appointed ADA Citizen Advisory Committee. This committee will provide guidance and recommendations to the Norman City Council on accessibility issues that are important to Norman citizens. Other priorities of the ADA Transition Plan include the facilitation of accessibility improvements to City buildings, facilities, and parks and providing ADA-training for City staff in all departments.  An ADA Staff Liaison Committee will also work closely with McMahan to update all existing city policies that relate to accessibility. 

McMahan holds a bachelor’s in Political Science and ADA Coordinator certifications from the ADA National Network ACTCP Program, the National Center on Accessibility, the Smithsonian and the National Park Service. In addition to being an active volunteer in the Norman disability community through work with the Norman DisAbility Coalition, the University of Oklahoma and the Norman ADA Citizen Steering Committee, he recently served as a facilitator for accessibility management in the Ruby Grant Park design process. McMahan is a respected state, regional, and national speaker at professional development conferences attended by technical experts on many accessibility subjects.

For questions or concerns about ADA compliance in the City of Norman contact Jack McMahan at (405) 366-5453 or jack.mcmahan@normanok.gov.