Accessibility and IDOT
IDOT's ADA Transition Plan
IDOT’s 2015 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan is now available The plan serves as a guide to further IDOT’s vision, mission, and guiding principles by outlining key actions for making Illinois transportation systems accessible to all.
ASL translation and other special accommodations
Executive Order #5 (1979) requires all meetings or conferences conducted by Departments under the jurisdiction of the Governor to be held in a public or private place that is accessible to persons with a disability consistent with the Accessibility Standards prepared by the Capital Development Board unless there are compelling reasons dictating otherwise. The Order further requires that notices advise persons with a disability to promptly inform those responsible for conducting the meeting or conference of their anticipated attendance. Upon notification, meeting organizers shall provide qualified interpreter services for the hearing-impaired and shall make essential materials available in a form usable by the visually impaired as needed.
IDOT ADA Design Standards
Where a facility cannot be made fully compliant, the designer must complete a Maximum Extent Practicable (BDE Form 3101) discussing barriers to full compliance, and alternatives designs considered.
State Design Guidelines
Federal Design Guidelines
ADA Policy Contact
If you have public right-of-way accessibility concerns, please fill out our ADA complaint form. Completed forms may be mailed to:
Bureau of Design & Environment
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
Or emailed to