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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policies and Best Practices

Sidewalk with ground level perspective and a level According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 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



Future Requirements

Requirements for Projects with Federal Funding

Resources for Projects on State Highways

Correspondence (Guidance) from Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration and Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division

Best Practices: General

Best Practices: Self-evaluations & Transition Plans


Example field inventory forms

Example of a completed inventory

Example self-evaluations

Example transition plans

Best Practices: Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)

Questions and Answers


Example accessible pedestrian signal (APS) policies