Module A - Slide 28


So the bottom line at this point is that the ADA requires newly constructed facilities to be accessible even if specific standards are not finalized. Remember that ADA compliance is a civil rights issue enforced as other civil rights issues are enforced, through complaints by individuals who feel their rights have been violated. You should be aware that using the MUTCD guidance related to installation or following the MUTCD standards may not prevent an ADA complaint from being filed and may not be adequate defense if one is filed. Jurisdictions particularly need to respond to concerns of pedestrians with disabilities. It’s best to have some process set up for that. In a 2006 memo, Federal Highway Administration encourages use of the draft PROWAG as best practice.