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Local Agencies and other public entities that receive funds from CDOT are required to comply with 28 CFR Part 35 (Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in state and local government services).

Local Agency Checklist:

Basic ADA Requirements for Local Agencies/Public Entities:

1. Designate an ADA Coordinator (50 employees or more). 28 CFR §35.107(a)

  • If the local government has fewer than 50 employees, it is not required to have an ADA Coordinator. HOWEVER, it is strongly recommended that an ADA coordinator or ADA designee be appointed.

2. Develop and post an ADA Policy Statement. 28 CFR §35.106.

3. Develop and post Grievance Procedures/Complaint Procedures. 28 CFR §35.107(b).

4. Complete a self-evaluation of current programs, services, and activities. 28 CFR §35. 105.

5. Develop a Transition Plan. 28 CFR §35.150(d). (50 employees or more)

Entities with less than 50 employees are not exempt from ensuring their programs, services, and activities are accessible to persons with disabilities.  These entities are not subject to some of the same administrative requirements (designating an ADA Coordinator and developing a Transition Plan) – although it would be in their best interest to do something similar.

New Department of Justice Technical Assistance DocumentADA Update, A Primer for State and Local Governments

Click Here for US Access Board Animation Videos 

FHWA videos regarding above requirements:

Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies: Disability Protections

Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies: Transition Plans

Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies: Self-Evaluation Basics

Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies: ADA Requirements for Resurfacing Projects

Sidewalk Snow Removal & Sidewalk Repair Requirements for Denver and Surrounding Municipalities

Useful Links:

ADA Guide for Small Towns

The ADA and City Government: Common Problems

Cities & Counties: Solving Common ADA Problems

ADA Guide for Small Business

U.S. Department of Justice: ADA.GOV

U.S. Department of Justice: Disability Rights

U.S. Access Board -- Public Rights-of-Way (Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way  "PROWAG")

Federal Highway Administration Civil Rights: ADA/Section 504

Rocky Mountain ADA Center

ADA and the FTA: Improving Transit Access for People with Disabilities:

Learn more about FTA efforts to help transit agencies comply with the ADA by making rail systems more accessible nation-wide. 

Request Technical Assistance and/or Consultation with CDOT

Anna Mariotti, CDOT ADA Title II Coordinator
2829 W. Howard Place, Ste 139
Denver, CO 80204

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