ADA and Title VI Resources

NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In Accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Benton County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

 

Employment: Benton County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

 

Effective Communication: Benton County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in (Name of LPA)’s programs, services, and activities.

 

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Benton County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies and programs to participate in a program, service, or activity of (Name of LPA), should contact (Name of ADA Coordinator), (insert contact information: address, city, state, zip, phone number), as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

 

The ADA does not require Benton County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Benton County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to (Name of ADA Coordinator), (insert contact information: address, city, state, zip, phone number). See Benton Couty’s Grievance Procedure.

 

Benton County will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability, or any group of individuals with disabilities, to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.