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Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation Issued Joint Technical Assistance on the Title II of the ADA Requirements to Provide Curb Ramps
July 8, 2013
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
The Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation have issued "Joint Technical Assistance on the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements to Provide Curb Ramps when Streets, Roads, or Highways are Altered through Resurfacing” and accompanying glossary.
This technical assistance document reiterates the longstanding obligation of public entities under Title II of the ADA to provide curb ramps where street-level pedestrian walkways cross curbs whenever streets, roadways, or highways are altered. It also responds to questions raised by public entities with respect to whether particular road surface treatments fall within the ADA definition of alterations, or whether they should be considered maintenance that would not trigger the obligation to provide curb ramps.
To find out more about the ADA and about this and other technical assistance documents, call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its ADA.gov website.
More Information: Glossary of Terms for DOJ/DOT Joint Technical Assistance on the ADA Title II Requirements to Provide Curb Ramps When Streets Roads or Highways are Altered Through Resurfacing is located at http://www.ada.gov/doj-fhwa-ta-glossary.htm.
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