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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- the ADA is an "equal opportunity" law for people with disabilities.

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability, which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

Oklahoma Transportation ADA Liaisons

The ADA Liaison will assist the ADA/504/508 Coordinator in ODOT's efforts to comply with the ADA. The appointed Division Liaison will serve as the first point of contact for their division to answer questions, provide information regarding rights under the ADA, as well as information regarding the complaint process and the Coordinator's contact information. The Liaison shall keep adequate records and logs of all complaints and inquiries. These record logs shall include any correspondences, dates, times and annotations. The Liaison shall keep the ADA/504/508 Coordinator informed of all complaints and inquiries.

Download: Oklahoma Transportation ADA Liaisons


The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, or MUTCD defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel. The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F.

Pedestrians Checklist and Considerations for Temporary Traffic Control Zones

For those who plan, design, and construct temporary traffic control (TTC) zones, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) provides guidance considerations regarding pedestrians, accessibility, and worker safety.  This document provides a checklist and overview of pedestrian-related considerations during planning, design, and construction phases for a project. It is designed to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility, maintain Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) compliance, and provide positive guidance to avoid pedestrian confusion throughout each phase.

United States Access Board

The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology. 

Standards for Accessible Design

The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Last Modified on Oct 27, 2022
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