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Tempe ADA Office - Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Note: The ADA Compliance Specialist will be telecommuting until further notice. Please contact by email as needed: 

Tempe understands that confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a serious concern. We are closely following reliable information to make appropriate, fact-based, timely decisions and recommendations. We know that many people with disabilities are at higher risk and that the disability community will be disproportionately affected by an outbreak.  See Tempe information here: 

Cancellations and Postponements: As part of the citywide effort to reduce the possibility of spreading this infection, Strategic Management & Diversity Office/ADA will be canceling the April 6, 2020 Mayor’s Commission on Disability Concerns meeting. All ADA or disability related training from this office has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  We are postponing the Tempe Mayor’s Disability awards until further notice. We hope to reschedule the event in the near future.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. 


Below is information that may be of interest for Disability Communities. These are from various organizations.  Knowledge is power. There are many things you can do to protect yourselves and help slow the spread of the virus. These guidelines are especially important if you are in a high-risk group. Take care of yourself and others.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind
Neurodiversity and other abilities
Physical, Emotional and Mental Health Care
For COVID-19 updates
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted tips for communities at high risk for COVID-19 on the CDC website.
  • For the latest in Arizona updates on the state's public health response to COVID-19, you can visit

Check out our short video recap about important resources on our Facebook page here.

Requests for Accommodations

All you have to do is ask! Ask either the person in charge of the program that you want to access or contact us. Please allow as much time as possible for us to provide accommodations.

City of Tempe
Michele Stokes, ADA Compliance Specialist 
31 East Fifth Street, 2nd Floor, 
Tempe Arizona 85281
Phone: 480-350-2704 
FAX: 480-350-2907 
Relay Users: Call 711

ADA Complaints or Concerns 

Please help us! Tell us where there are areas that are not accessible or accessibility concerns you may have. Please fill out this form or contact the Tempe’s ADA Compliance Specialist so we can address your concerns and complaints accurately and timely. 

What's New in Tempe Access & Inclusion!

Check out the new Access Tempe Web Map link and let us know what you think!  

Click here for Parking Information

If  you have an accessible parking plate or placard you can park at any street metered parking space for free  (This does not apply to ASU properties or private lots).

Accessible Parking and Striping Detail

When restriping a parking lot, a permit is required to ensure ADA compliance. Please contact Development Services for more information.

Assistive Listening Devices and Services are available:

Induction Looped rooms:

Contact city staff who manage these locations for more information:

Portable FM Listening System

If a portable  listening system is needed for a meeting or City of Tempe event, we have them available. 7-days’ notice is needed to ensure availability. Please contact Michele Stokes, ADA Compliance Specialist at or at 480-350-2704 for more information. 

American Sign Language Interpreters / CART Services

If an ASL interpreter or CART services are needed for a meeting or City of Tempe event, please contact the meeting host or event contact person. We need 7-days’ notice to ensure availability. For additional information contact Michele Stokes, ADA Compliance Specialist at

Departments: Please email Michele Stokes, ADA Compliance Specialist at, for questions.


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