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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices, in providing access to its programs, services, activities, or in treatment of individuals.

Caltrans makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for employees and applicants, including those with a disability, by providing access opportunities to its programs, services, and activities. Caltrans with its partners, identifies accessibility deficiencies and addresses those over which it has control. Caltrans has created an ADA Infrastructure program to address ADA related access to Caltrans infrastructure such as sidewalks, signals, park and ride lots, etc. .

 

WHAT DOES EQUAL ACCESS MEAN?

Equal access means compliance with all federal and State laws that prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Fair Employment and Housing Act, and California Government Code Sections 11135 through 11139.7.


Caltrans will make every effort to:

  • Make all reasonable modifications to its policies and procedures to ensure persons with disabilities have equal access to Caltrans programs, services, and activities.
  • Provide,upon request, appropriate aids, and accommodations, to support effective communication for persons with disabilities, so that they can participate equally in Caltrans programs, services, and activities at no cost to the individual.
  • Address inquiries and resolve accessibility grievances related to Caltrans programs, services and activities.

WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR ASSISTANCE?

Please contact the Statewide ADA Coordinator or the District ADA Liaison if you are a person with a disability and you are not able to, or experience difficulty in, accessing our programs, services and/or employment, or feel that you have been discriminated against under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, or the Fair Employment and Housing Act. 

STATEWIDE ADA COORDINATOR

Alex Morales III

Mailing Address
California Department of Transportation
ADA Infrastructure Program – MS 48
1120 N Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814

Telephone Numbers
(866) 810-6346 (Toll Free)
(916) 653-4913 (Local)
711 (TTY)

Fax (916) 653-3055

Email ada_compliance_office@dot.ca.gov

District ADA Liaisons

 

Resources

  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's  Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). JAN provides free consultation to employers in order to:
    • Increase the hiring, retention, and promotion of qualified employees with disabilities;
    • Create accommodation solutions to benefit both employer and employee;
    • Protect their business by educating employers about their responsibilities under the ADA, Rehabilitation Act and other disability related legislation;
    • Reduce workers' compensation and other insurance costs; and
    • Address issues pertaining to accessibility. Toll Free Hotline

    For individuals with sensory disabilities, this information is available in various languages, Braille, large print, on audio-cassette, or computer disk. To obtain a copy in one of these alternate formats, please call or write to the California Department of Transportation, Office of Business & Economic Opportunity - MS #79, 1823 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 324-1700, toll free 1-866-810-6346, FAX (916) 324-1949.


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