Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan
As part of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Arizona Department of Transportation is conducting an evaluation of its public right-of-way, and developing a transition plan that outlines in detail how the organization will ensure safe access to all of its facilities for all individuals.
The Transition Plan will contain:
- Data collection on statewide ADA features and evaluation for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and summary of the Self-Evaluation inventory results
- Update of ADOT ADA-related policy documents (e.g., public notice, grievance procedure)
- Development of a prioritization process to improve ADOT facilities to meet current ADA design guidelines
American with Disabilities Act Background Information
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights statute that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. Title II of the ADA addresses the law's requirements of state/local governments in their interactions with people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) regulations declare that state/local governments must perform a self-evaluation of their services, programs, policies, and practices and identify barriers that may limit accessibility for people with disabilities, and develop transition plans describing how they will address identified barriers.
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