Special Event Access for People with Disabilities
It is the policy of the City of Oakland to make its special events accessible to people with disabilities in accordance with ADA requirements. Special events include indoor and outdoor concerts, festivals, fairs, luncheons, ceremonies and other activities to which the public is invited, whether held on City property or at other sites. Read the Special Event Access Policy.
ADA Programs Division staff has received numerous inquiries about the policy. The ADA Special Events Policy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document answers these concerns. Additionally, ADA Programs hosts City employee training courses on the ADA Special Events Policy. The City's ADA Special Events Policy Training Course is available for immediate download.
Contract Schedules C-1 and C-2
Contract Schedule C-1 Private organizations that provide goods and services to the public have independent responsibilities under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, regardless of their funding sources. Contract Schedule C-1, Declaration of Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, provides a mechanism by which outside agencies acknowledge their general obligations under the ADA before providing goods or services to the City.
Contract Schedule C-2 Contract Schedule C-2, Declaration of ADA Compliance for Facility Use and Special Events Agreements, provides a mechanism by which outside agencies acknowledge their obligations under the ADA and the City's ADA Special Events Policy before utilizing City facilities for public events and/or delivering special event services to the City.
Which Schedule Should You Use?
All contracts should use Schedule C-1, except contracts for special events services or for special events facilities rentals.
All written agreements allowing outside organizations to use City facilities for facilities rentals and any written agreements for special events services must include Contract Schedule C-2. If you use Schedule C-2, you do not need to use Schedule C-1.