State and local governments are required to perform a self-evaluation of their current services, policies and practices to identify areas which don’t meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements; per Section 504 (49 CFR Part 27) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794) and Title II (28 CRF Part 35) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (42 USC 12132).
A Transition Plan is required to be developed and maintained by all public agencies with 50 or more employees (including both full and part-time employees). A schedule to address deficiencies must be included.
Federal and State project authorizations (using federal/state funding) may be withheld if an acceptable Transition Plan is not already in place.
U.S. Department of Justice
Questions on ADA, call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY) during business hours.
- ADA website
- ADA Guide for Small Towns – U.S. Department of Justice
- Federal Highway Authority website – Questions and Answers About ADA/Section 504
- IDOT Circular letter – ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan – 10-2-2014
- IDOT Bureau of Local Roads Street Manual – Chapter 8 provides details on self-evaluations and Transition Plans.