Civil Rights

Americans with Disabilities Act: Nondiscrimination Program

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.

Reports and Policy

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.

  • Reasonable Modifications Request Form
Contact Us

Krystal Smith
ADA Program Manager
Phone: 602.712.8946

Stephanie Ortiz
Civil Rights Specialist
Phone: 602.712.8946

 

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.