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FDOT Americans with Disabilities/Accessibility (ADA)

ADA Coordinator
Dean Perkins, R.A.
Roadway Design Office

605 Suwannee Street
Mail Station 32
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-4359
Fax: 850-414-5261
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Additional Contacts
ADA Contacts

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Welcome

The Department understands our duty to provide accessibility for users of our services, programs and facilities, including those who have disabilities. FDOT's ADA/Accessibility Program is managed by the statewide ADA Coordinator in Tallahassee and implemented by District ADA coordinators and project managers throughout the seven FDOT Districts and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise. The goal of the FDOT ADA/Accessibility Program is to be the most accessible state highway system in the country.

Since the enactment of the ADA, FDOT has aggressively pursued improving existing pedestrian facilities to ensure accessibility for those with disabilities. With comprehensive policies and procedures requiring ADA compliance for all projects in the five-year work program; an extensive maintenance program; and among the most advanced Standard Plans in the country, FDOT has demonstrated its desire to do more than just comply with the ADA.

You can help us in our efforts to improve accessibility to our transportation system. If you have concerns about a particular FDOT service or facility, or about FDOT’s commitment to accessibility, please let us know. You may use the “Customer Concerns” link below, under “Resources”, to share your thoughts and ideas.

Resources

News

ADA Q&A
ADA/504 Assurance
ADA Primer
ADA Toolkit
ADA Transition Plan
FDOT ADA Standard Plans
Best Practices for ADA Transition Plans
ADA Notice
ADA Training
Sidewalks and Trails
Customer Concerns
Other ADA Links
 

ADA Questions & Answers

The Department has updated the "ADA Q&A" on the Website. This document describes common issues and questions brought to the Department’s attention and our responses. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

DOJ & DOT Issue Guidance on Resurfacing and Curb Ramps (June 2013)

Based on requests around the country, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a Joint Technical Assistance to clarify when curb ramp work is required as part of roadway resurfacing projects.

ADA Transition Plan

FDOT believes it has substantially transitioned its pedestrian facilities to meet accessibility requirements and is in an ongoing effort to maintain and upgrade the state highway system. FDOT is embarking on an accessibility review of existing pedestrian networks to determine if some features need additional work. Assessments will be reported in the annual ADA Transition Plan. See the link under "Resources".

In Partnership With

US Access Board U.S. Department of Justice     U.S. Department of Transportation