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Notice Under the
Americans With Disabilities Act

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In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The Unified Government 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 Americans with Disabilities Act.

Effective Communication: The Unified Government will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Unified Government’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Unified Government will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all Unified Government programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Unified Government offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a Unified Government program, service, or activity, should contact Gordon Criswell, Assistant County Administrator and ADA Coordinator, 701 N. 7th St., 9th Floor, Kansas City, Kansas 66101, (913) 573-5030, gcriswell@wycokck.org, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Unified Government 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 Unified Government program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Mr. Criswell.

The Unified Government 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 or 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.

 


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