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INDOT is committed to providing resources and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Title II of the ADA applies to all public entities. It requires INDOT to remove architectural and programmatic barriers that exclude qualified individuals with a disability. The ADA also requires INDOT, upon request, to make reasonable modifications to its policies and programs to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy its programs and activities. INDOT is not required to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Under Section 504, no qualified individual with a disability shall, solely, by reason of his disability, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives or benefits from Federal financial assistance. Section 504 requires that INDOT ensure that all pedestrian facilities meet the minimum accessibility design requirements set forth by law.
Both the ADA and Section 504 require INDOT to inform the public of its obligation not to discriminate on the basis of disability in the administration of its programs and operation of its facilities.
This self-evaluation and transition plan contains a preliminary review of INDOT's current facilities, policies and practices with recommendations and a plan for the removal of access barriers identified. INDOT is in the process of a completing a comprehensive self-evaluation of all its programs and facilities. To ensure that the public is given an opportunity to review, comment and participate fully in the planning process INDOT is publishing this document for public comment. INDOT will review all public comments received and may at its discretion modify the documents to accommodate the public's recommendations. Please submit your written comments to Latosha N. Higgins.
Latosha N. Higgins
Title VI/ADA Program Manager
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 750
Indianapolis, IN 46204