Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Town of Kiowa will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The Town of Kiowa 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: The Town of Kiowa 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 Town of Kiowa’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 Town of Kiowa’s 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. For example, individuals with service animals (as specifically defined by the ADA) are welcomed in the Town of Kiowa offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or services for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, services, or activity of Town of Kiowa’s, should contact the Town’s ADA Coordinator, Tasha Chevarria at 303-621-2366 or email@example.com, as soon as possible, but no later than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled event.
Accessibility assistance is also available by phone through the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 or TTY/Voice Communication.
The ADA does not require the Town of Kiowa 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, services, or activity of the Town of Kiowa is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Tasha Chevarria, 303-621-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Accessibility assistance is also available by phone through the Federal Information Relay Services at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice Communication.
The Town of Kiowa 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.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Town of Kiowa will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its facilities, services, programs, or activities.
A complaint regarding the provision of facilities, services, activities, programs or benefits by the Town should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
To file a complaint regarding a Town of Kiowa service, program or activity, please contact our ADA Coordinator, Michelle Oeser. If any person interested in filing a complaint needs assistance, including interpretation or translation assistance, please contact the Town’s ADA Coordinator Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am –4:00pm or via email and she will promptly oblige your request.
ADA Coordinator Tasha Chevarria Town of Kiowa
404 Comanche Street / PO Box 237 Kiowa, CO. 80117
Or contact by email to email@example.com