FDOT Americans with Disabilities/Accessibility (ADA)
FHWA Guidance for RRR
Projects (Letter from Chris Richter) - A letter describing when curb ramps,
sidewalks and driveway improvements are to be included during RRR projects.
Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in Public Rights-of-Way,
July 26, 2011
This document contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to facilities for pedestrian circulation and use located in the public right-of-way. Advisory notes are for informational purposes only. These requirements are to be applied during the design, construction, additions to, and alterations of facilities in the public right-of-way to the extent required by regulations issued by Federal agencies.
FDOT ADA/Accessibility Procedure:
Procedure Topic 625-02-0015
The procedure which describes the duties and responsibilities of FDOT staff, consultants and
contractors in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Access Code.
Audible Pedestrian Signals - Department procedures for the installation and operation of accessible pedestrian signals. See Chapter 3.7
Links to other ADA/Accessibility information:
Access Board (opens new browser window)
U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board - The Access Board provides guidance and technical assistance on the ADA and other accessibility laws.
U.S. Department of Justice (opens new browser window)
U.S. Department of Justice-ADA Home Page -- USDOJ enforces the ADA and provides technical support on the ADA and other accessibility laws.
ADA Standards for Transportation Facilities (opens new browser window)
Text and graphics of the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) -- These are the current federal accessibility guidelines for Public Accommodations & Commercial Facilities.
Florida Accessibility Code (PDF file)
Chapter 11 of the Florida Building Code -- This is the Florida Access Code which is part of the
Florida Building Code and is enforced by the local building officials.
Florida Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Implementation Act (opens new browser window)
S. 553.501-553.513, F.S. -- Florida Statute which establishes minimum accessibility standards
in Florida and describes enforcement of these standards.
Approved Detectable Warnings Materials - Approved Products List (APL)
These detectable warning products and materials are approved for use on FDOT projects