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Americans with Disabilities Act

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit a public entity from discriminating against qualified persons with disabilities in access to facilities and services that the public entity provides. For the MaineDOT and organizations that receive funds from MaineDOT, these services, facilities or activities are related to the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations of transportation systems. This can include but is not limited to: public buildings, meeting rooms provided by vendors, roadways, sidewalks, intersections, rest areas, public conveyances such as buses or other passenger vehicles, related literature and other communication pertaining to any of these.

ADA covers a wide range of disabilities, from physical conditions affecting mobility, stamina, sight, hearing and speech to conditions such as emotional illness and learning disorders. Such disabilities may or may not be evident to others. The percentage of the United States population affected by a condition that constitutes a disability under the ADA is expected to increase over the coming decades, in part due to our aging population.

ADA Information

For more information on ADA please contact:


Theresa Savoy, Director, Civil Rights Office

Tel: 207-624-3042



This page last updated on 6/18/14

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