Provide Notice of ADA/504 Requirements
TDOT provides information not just once, but on an ongoing basis, to applicants, participants, beneficiaries, employees, and other interested parties regarding the rights and protections afforded by Title II, including information about how Title II requirements apply to its particular programs, services, and activities. It is the responsibility of the Commissioner of TDOT to determine the most effective methods for making individuals in the community aware of their rights and protections. The Impact Committee, made up of TDOT Divisions' representative, will be able to assist the Commissioner in finding ways to inform the public.
In order to ensure effective communication, the information is presented in clear, straight forwarded English, avoiding legal and bureaucratic idioms. One way TDOT notifies the public is through the use of graphic symbols in notices and advertisements. These logos can effectively communicate a message regarding TDOT’s policies and practices. The International Symbol of Accessibility is the wheelchair logo. TDOT’s Public Notices may also contain the address and phone number of the ADA Office.
SAMPLE of NOTICE
“The Tennessee Department of Transportation does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The Tennessee Department of Transportation does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.
(This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.)
Questions, concerns, complaints, or request for additional information regarding the ADA/504 may be forwarded to The Tennessee Department of Transportation:
Margaret Zeman Mahler
Public Accessibility Office
Phone: 615-741-4984 TTY 615-253-8311
Tennessee Department of Transportation
505 Deaderick Street, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37243
Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs or services of the Tennessee Department of Transportation are invited to make their needs and preferences known.