Module A - Slide 19


Another document that is relevant to our discussion of APS installation is Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Many traffic engineers are not familiar with this law but the requirements for curb ramps and accessibility features in public rights-of-way actually date back to this document. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in both programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. This act was also where entities were first required to develop a transition plan to prioritize the installation of accessibility features such as curb ramps.