Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Hawaii Department of Transportation
200 Rodgers Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

ADA Specialist – Duane Buote

EMAIL: [email protected]

VOICE: (808) 831-7931

TTY: (808) 831-7931

FAX: (808) 831-7944


Title II of the ADA requires that State and local governments give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities.  State and local governments are required to follow specific architectural standards in the new construction and alteration of their buildings.  They also must relocate programs or otherwise provide access in inaccessible older buildings, and communicate effectively with people who have hearing, vision, or speech disabilities.  Public entities are not required to take actions that would result in undue financial and administrative burdens.  They are required to make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination, unless they can demonstrate that doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity being provided.  The transportation provisions of title II cover public transportation services, such as city buses and public rail transit.  Public transportation authorities may not discriminate against people with disabilities in the provision of their services.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states that no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance.  Agencies that provide Federal financial assistance have section 504 regulations covering entities that receive Federal aid.  Requirements include program accessibility; effective communication with people who have hearing or vision disabilities; and accessible new construction and alterations.

The HDOT Office of Civil Rights (OCR), ADA Specialist, with the assistance from Divisional and Staff Offices, shall ensure that HDOT provides civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities in its programs, services, and activities.

Notice Under the ADA

Grievance Policy and Procedures:

ADA Transition Plan

Airports Division – ADA Related Information:

Highways Division – ADA Related Information

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