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Americans with Disabilities/Section 504


Coordinator

The Section 504 regulation at 49 CFR 27.13 and the Title II regulation at 28 CFR § 35.107 provide that the recipients with 15 or more employees, and at any public entity with 50 or more employees must designate at least one employee to coordinate compliance with respective regulations. The public entity will make available to all interested individuals the name, office address and telephone number of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) ADA Coordinator is:

Chrystal Section, ADA/504 Coordinator
New Jersey Department of Transportation, Division of Civil Rights
1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Main Office Building, 2nd Floor
Phone: 609.530.2939, Fax: 609.530.4030
Chrystal.Section@dot.state.nj.us
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 5 pm

Statement of Responsibility of ADA/504 Coordinator
The ADA/504 Coordinator is charged with the responsibility for implementing, monitoring and ensuring the agency's compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. ADA/504 Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring the Department's current policies and practices for implementing ADA/504.
  • Identifying shortcomings in compliance and developing remedies.
  • Evaluating remedial steps taken to eliminate the effects of discrimination.
  • Monitoring complaint procedures that incorporate appropriate due process standards and providing for prompt and equitable resolutions of complaints filed under ADA/504.
  • Ensuring agency compliance with ADA/504.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the heads of major divisions and departments to enable ADA/504 compliance efforts.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with critical external stakeholders, such as disability advocacy groups and organizations.
  • Monitoring the agency's ADA/504 Transition Plan (pdf 382k) | Executive Summary (pdf 84k) to ensure that all department facilities remain in compliance with applicable accessibility standards.
  • Monitoring established procedures to ensure that requested auxiliary aids are provided for persons.
  • Conducting annual reviews of ADA/504 program areas.
  • Conducting ADA/504 training programs for agency managers and employees.
  • Preparing a report of ADA/504 accomplishments and problem areas for the Federal Highway Administration Annual Assurance Report.
  • Monitoring the preparation of ADA/504 information for dissemination to the general public, including the Notice to the Public offer to provide reasonable accommodation, upon request.
  • Identifying, investigating and eliminating ADA/504 discrimination when found to exist.

The file listed above is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file, which is available free from our state Adobe Access page.

 
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