The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law mandating equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. The ADA, like other civil rights statutes, prohibits the denial of services or benefits on specified discriminatory grounds.
ADA prohibits a public entity from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in access to facilities and services that the public entity provides. For the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and organizations that receive funds from ADOT, these services, facilities or activities are related to the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations of transportation systems. This can include but is not limited to public buildings, meeting rooms provided by vendors, roadways, sidewalks, intersections, rest areas, public conveyances such as buses or other passenger vehicles, related literature and other communication pertaining to any of these. ADOT is committed to operating in accordance with the ADA and related nondiscrimination obligations such as these:
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The primary objective of ADOT's ADA Program is to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity in all facilities, programs, activities and services
Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on disability should contact an ADOT staff member or designated meeting/event coordinator. Request may be made verbally or by completing a Reasonable Modifications Request Form. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure ADOT’s programs and services have an opportunity to address the accommodation.
ADA Program Manager
Civil Rights Specialist