TDOT Americans with Disabilities Act OfficeRevised: December 15, 2022
Access to civil life by people with disabilities is a fundamental goal of the ADA.
The Department of Transportation (TDOT) is committed to achieving full compliance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the America with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title 28 of the code of Federal Regulations Part 35, “Non-discrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services,” as well as any other applicable law pertaining to disability non-discrimination.
It is the policy of the Department to operate each service, program, or activity so that the service, program, or activity, when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities. Furthermore, it is the policy of the Department that no qualified individual with a disability, because facilities are inaccessible to or unusable by individuals with disabilities, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the Department, or be subjected to discrimination. To ensure this goal is met, Title II of the ADA requires state and local governments to make their programs and services accessible to persons with disabilities (28 CFR 35). This requirement extends not only to physical access at government facilities, programs, and events, but also to pedestrian facilities in public rights-of-way.
Free language assistance for Limited English Proficient individuals is available upon request.
Shanna M. Chevalier
Tennessee Department of Transportation
505 Deaderick St., Suite 1200
Nashville, TN 37243
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