The committee, made up of residents with a wide range of disabilities, first surveyed all city properties and put together a list of changes to comply with federal ADA standards, signed into law in 1990.
Members of the committee, whose volunteer work is often performed by municipal employees in other cities, say they helped transform Pacific Grove into a town that is accessible to handicapped residents.
The fair comes as the committee is considering expanding its work and serving in an advisory capacity for businesses, connecting shopkeepers with agencies that can help businesses become more accessible or simply sharing information that about complying with ADA that might be hard to find, Garcia said.
Volunteer advisers helping solve access issues with support instead of lawsuits. That’s the way it should be.