ADA Notice



The Unified Government (UG) 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:


Aids and services are provided for qualified persons with disabilities upon request. Ensuring equal participation in programs, services, and activities. These include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Documents in Braille, and;
  • Other information accessible to those who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies & Procedures:


The UG makes all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all UG programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in UG 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 UG program, service, or activity, should contact:

Gordon Criswell - Assistant County Administrator and ADA Coordinator
P: (913) 573-5030   |   |   701 N. 7th St., 9th Floor, Kansas City, KS 66101

Please do not contact later than (48) hours before the scheduled event.

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

A surcharge will not be placed 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.