Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Seeks Public Input on Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

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Date: June 5, 2018
Contact: Eric Leonard, 605 433-5552, ext. 1238

Cactus Flat, SD – Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Superintendent Eric Leonard invites the public to comment on the park’s draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. The public is welcome to review the draft and to submit comments beginning June 5, 2018 and ending July 18, 2018.

The Department of the Interior's guidance for implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 directs parks to evaluate their accessibility programs, policies, and practices to develop strategies for making the necessary changes to improve them.

"Built for nuclear war, both the control center and silo present unique challenges for access and accessibility,” said Superintendent Eric Leonard, “The goal of the plan is to identify the best path forward to improve accessibility for all visitors.”

Self-evaluation and transition plans are intended to help identify physical and programmatic obstacles to accessibility within the park. An interdisciplinary park service team, including park and region-wide staff, identified key experiences and completed an in-depth accessibility assessment for primary visitor use areas. Implementation strategies were developed to improve the accessibility of services, activities, and programs for each location.

For members of the public who would like to review the final draft and/or make comments, please visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/MIMI-SETP. For those with specific accessibility needs regarding the document, please contact the park at 605 433-5552.

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site's headquarters and visitor center is located off of exit 131, Interstate 90. The park consists of three sites along a fifteen mile stretch of Interstate 90 in Western South Dakota. Authorized by Congress in 1999, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site preserves components of the Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile system, interpreting the deterrent value of the land-based portion of America's nuclear defense during the Cold War era and commemorating the people and events associated with this recent period of American history. The park is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. More information about the park can be found on the internet at www.nps.gov/mimi or by phone at: 605-433-5552. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MinutemanMissileNHS and Twitter at https://twitter.com/mimi_ranger

Last updated: June 4, 2018

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