Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

​ADA Transition Plan and Annual Update

FHWA reporting guidelines require the submission of an ADA Transition Plan that is monitored and updated annually to reflect WisDOT’s program and practices. The plan is intended to be a living document that demonstrates WisDOT’s commitment to ensure accessibility on the “Path to Zero” barriers in its public right of way.

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment:

WisDOT does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
For employment-related ADA questions, contact:

Regina Howard
AA/EEO Program and Diversity Officer
Phone: (608) 266-4547
Email: reginam.howard@dot.wi.gov

Effective Communication:

WisDOT will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in WisDOT programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:

WisDOT will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all WisDOT programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in WisDOT offices, even where pets are generally prohibited. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a WisDOT program, service or activity, should contact the Senior Title VI and ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event:

Taqwanya Smith
Senior Title VI and ADA Coordinator
Office of Business Opportunity and Equity Compliance
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
4822 Madison Yards Way, 5th Floor South
Madison, Wisconsin 53705
Phone: (608) 266-8129
Fax: (608) 267-3641
Email: taqwanya.smith@dot.wi.gov

WisDOT will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/ services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. The ADA does not require WisDOT to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

State highway curb ramps and sidewalk ADA inventory database

This interactive map​​ enables users to zoom in on areas throughout the state highway system that include sidewalks and curb ramps. The data included helps users differentiate among curb ramp features.

Transportation planners are also able to use this information for insight and planning purposes.

​Interactive map​​​

Interactive map

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