ODOT Title II Non-Discrimination Policy
ODOT Titulo II No Discriminación Política
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against people who have disabilities. Title II of the ADA addresses making public services and public transportation accessible to those with disabilities.
To provide accessibility under the ADA, ODOT is required to perform self-evaluation of current facilities, relative the accessibility requirements of the ADA. The agencies are then required to develop a Program Access Plan, which can be called a Transition Plan, to address any deficiencies.
ODOT’s ADA Transition Plan
ADA Transition Plans are required to cover all facilities under an agency’s control. An ADA Transition Plan is intended to achieve the following:
• identify physical obstacles that limit the accessibility of facilities to individuals with disabilities,
• describe the methods to be used to make the facilities accessible,
• provide a schedule for making the access modifications, and
• identify the public officials responsible for implementation of the Transition Plan.
Development and update of ODOT’s ADA Transition Plan is currently underway, more information and opportunity for review and comment will be available by summer 2015.