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Complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Planning, Design, and Construction Resources for Local Agencies

Sidewalk with ground level perspective and a level The 2010 U.S. Census shows that about one out of every five people in the United States have a disability which reduces or limits their mobility, hearing, or vision. These disabilities may be present at birth or a result of an accident or disease. These disabilities can also develop with the normal aging process, and this is important because the United States population as a whole is growing older.

Answers to common questions

Disability Community Participation

Resources in Washington State to identify disabled users of the public right of way (pdf 220 kb)

Self-evaluation Resources:

Examples of field inventory forms

Example of a completed field inventory form

Examples of self-evaluations (inventories)

Transition Plans


ADA Transition Plans: A Guide to Best Management Practices, 2009 (pdf 158 kb)

Example of a transition plan

City of Rancho Cordova, California

APS Policies

Questions and Answers

Answers about Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Pushbuttons (APS) (pdf 326 kb)


Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices (NCHRP W117A), 2007 (pdf 7.3 Mb)

Examples of accessible pedestrian signal and pushbutton (APS) policies