Thursday, October 4, 2012

INDOT to Hold ADA Advisory Group Meeting on Oct. 10

Family Voices shares the following press release regarding the INDOT ADA community advisory group meeting. Many families struggle with accessibility issues, so this might be of interest to you.


Comments to be Accepted on INDOT’s ADA Transition Plan

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a meeting of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Community Advisory Working Group on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Public Library College Avenue Branch located at 4180 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46205. The meeting is open to the public and INDOT encourages interested persons to attend.

During the meeting, INDOT will introduce the 10 newly selected members of the ADA Community Advisory Working Group, provide a brief overview of the ADA and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and schedule quarterly meetings of the working group for 2013.

INDOT is working with its ADA Community Advisory Working Group to identify ways to enhance INDOT programs, initiatives and services in relation to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all related statutes, regulations and directives.

Earlier this year, INDOT announced that it updated its ADA Transition Plan to include a preliminary review of state highway facilities, policies and practices in an effort meet federal regulations and requirements. The document is available for download in Microsoft Word and PDF format on INDOT’s website at www.IN.gov/indot/3036.htm.

Should you have questions or comments regarding the working group meeting or the transition plan, please contact Latosha N. Higgins, INDOT Title VI/ADA Program Manager, at 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N750, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 234-6142 or lhiggins@indot.in.gov.




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