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
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!
- Council Chambers Renovation - Accessibility Features
- Advancing Abilities and Inclusion: Resources & Training
- The state's new Employment First website includes Tempe as the First Employment First City!
- Tempe Street Wayfinding Information
- Nation's first Toastmasters Club for Hard of Hearing launching in Tempe: News Article
- Accessible Pickleball courts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3K6-iivGPo
- ADA Checklist for existing facilities based on 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, https://www.adachecklist.org/doc/fullchecklist/ada-checklist.pdf
- GRIC ADA Wayfinding Pilot Project - Evaluation Video
- Tempe's BEST Program Web page
- Arizona’s Community of Practice re Cultural and Linguistic Competence, https://addpc.az.gov/cultural-and-linguistic-competence
- Mockinterviewapalooza in Tempe
- Tempe's 28th ADA Anniversary Update Report
- U.S. Access Board Presentation - ADA Access and Inclusion
- ADA Transition Plan & Survey Results
- City Approved Sign Language Interpreters
- What is the Social Model of Disability? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e24rfTZ2CQ
- The Disability Conversation | Ben Myers | TEDxOStateU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccIAqPjwKcY
- The View from Here: My Path to Disability Advocacy /Liam Doyle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uS56z1O46U
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 DetailWhen restriping a parking lot, a permit is required to ensure ADA compliance. Please contact Development Services for more information. https://www.tempe.gov/home/showdocument?id=11571
Assistive Listening Devices and Services are available:
Induction Looped rooms:
Contact city staff who manage these locations for more information:
- Tempe Public Library, Room A – Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see https://www.tempepubliclibrary.org/how-do-i/use-the-library/reserve-a-room
- Tempe Public Library TLC Class room – Email Aaron_Peterson@Tempe.gov (City department use only)
- Tempe History Museum, Community Room. Please call 480-350-5100 or Email: email@example.com for more information.
- Tempe City Council Chambers (Coming Soon!)
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 Michele_Stokes@Tempe.gov 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 Michele_Stokes@Tempe.gov.
Departments: Please email Michele Stokes, ADA Compliance Specialist at Michele_Stokes@Tempe.gov, for questions.
DID YOU KNOW? (Click on the links below)
The Access Tempe Guide, sponsored in partnership with the Tempe Convention and Visitor's Bureau, details accessible lodging, dining, shopping, attractions and more. (Please check back soon as it is being updated).
- Tempe offers Adaptive Recreation classes.
- The Tempe Mayor's Commission on Disability Concerns (MCDC) meets monthly to facilitate accessibility in Tempe.