RI Board of Elections to make building accessibility changes

A vacant warehouse on Plainfield Pike in Cranston was chosen on October 28, 2019 by the Rhode Island Board of Elections as its new headquarters. The Board agreed on September 28, 2020 to bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. File photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Federal officials say the Rhode Island Board of Elections has agreed to make changes to its new headquarters to ensure its fully accessible to people with disabilities.

U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman said a settlement agreement reached with the board will bring the facility at 2000 Plainfield Pike in Cranston into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The agreement calls for the Board of Elections to work with a professional to develop a plan that will ensure that people with disabilities can readily park, enter and exit the building, participate in public hearings and use other facilities in the building.