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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 &  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (ADA/504)
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Sarah E. Wade, ADA/504 Coordinator
1980 W. Broad St., Mail Stop 3270, Columbus, OH 43223
Kristina Scales, ADA/504 & Title VI Specialist
1980 W. Broad St., Mail Stop 3270, Columbus, OH 43223
ADA Accommodation Line: 614-387-0771
The Americans with Disability Act ODOT and ADA/504 Program
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities.  The ADA, along with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (ADA/504) prohibit public entities from discriminating against qualified persons with disabilities in providing access to facilities and services that the public entity provides.
The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities and access as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life, including participating in State and local government programs and services. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- the ADA is an "equal opportunity" law for people with disabilities.
To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability, which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.
Title II of the ADA applies to State and local government entities, including ODOT; which protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs, and activities provided by State and local government entities. Title II extends the prohibition on discrimination established by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 794, to all activities of State and local governments regardless of whether these entities receive Federal financial assistance.

As the state agency responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the transportation systems for the state of Ohio, ODOT has ADA responsibilities in separate but equally important areas: employment, public rights of way facilities, and facilities.





Discrimination Complaints​ ​
Any person who believes he or she has been denied benefits or excluded from participation in services of any program or activity administered by the Department or its sub-recipients, consultants, or contractors on the basis of disability may file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct.
Access the accommodation form for internal ODOT employees/applicants
Not an ODOT employee/applicant but still have a request in your local area?
Use this form to make a request for the Ohio Department of Transportation
to address accessibility issues on the state transportation system.
Access the Title VI/Nondiscrimination complaint form here.
  Or contact the ADA Accommodation Line: 614-387-0771

 Resources for Local Governments


 ADA504 Self Evaluation and Transition Plan

2010 ADA504 Self Evaluation.pdf
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2012 ADA504 Transition Plan.pdf
871 KB
2014 ADA504 Transition Plan Update.pdf
866 KB
2018 ADA504 Transition Plan.pdf
4913 KB
2018 ADA504 Self Evaluation.pdf
15293 KB
2018-2019 ADA504 Transition Plan Update.pdf
4626 KB
2019 08 22 ADA Transition Plan Acceptance Letter to ODOT.pdf
288 KB

 Training Information

ADA Training Manual.pdf
1188 KB
ADA Survey Training Presentation.PDF
1166 KB
FHWA ADA Presentation.PDF
1418 KB