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INDOT Seeks Members For ADA Advisory Group

Last updated on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

(UNDATED) - The Indiana Department of Transportation is seeking applications for its Americans with Disabilities Act Community Advisory Working Group.

Several inaugural members are encouraged to reapply when their two-year terms expire at the end of June. INDOT is also providing an opportunity for new members to apply.

INDOT seeks individuals from a broad cross-section of Indiana for its ADA Advisory Working Group, and membership is open to any individual. In particular, individuals with disabilities, disability advocates, or individuals who provide services to persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Individuals interested in becoming members should submit a letter of interest or a resume by June 1, 2014, to Latosha Higgins, INDOT's Title VI/ADA Program Manager, via email at lhiggins@indot.in.gov or via fax at 317-233-0891. Applications may also be sent via mail to 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N750, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

About the ADA Working Group, Transition Plan
Selected working group members provide information and recommendations regarding INDOT's ADA Transition Plan, including efforts to increase the public involvement of persons with disabilities in transportation planning. The voluntary consultative group meets quarterly at various locations throughout the state.

The ADA Transition Plan examines INDOT's current facilities and services for artificial access barriers to persons with disabilities. INDOT uses this plan to quantify and prioritize changes that will bring its programs and practices into compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all related statutes, regulations and directives.

The document is available for review in Microsoft Word and PDF format on INDOT's website at www.in.gov/indot/3036.htm.

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