Wichita, Kansas is on its way to becoming the most accessible major metropolitan community in the country for persons with disabilities. It is well into and ahead of schedule on a thirteen-year facility and programmatic conversion to provide the greatest accessibility feasible. The scope of this project includes a built environment of 196 city structures or improved parks, and over 1900 linear miles of City right of way infrastructure. It also includes all City services or benefits provided to those people within its bounds.
This case study was submitted to the Alliance for Innovation for consideration at the 2010 Transforming Local Government Conference.