NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT



NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT


In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Town of Altavista, Altavista Community Transit System will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment: The Town of Altavista 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 Altavista will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in DRPT’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 Altavista 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 or procedures to participate in a Town of Altavista program, service or activity, should contact the Town of Altavista ADA Coordinator, Tobie Shelton, 369-5001 or email at acts@altavistava.gov as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Town of Altavista to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose any undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a Town of Altavista program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the Town of Altavista ADA Coordinator, Tobie Shelton, 369-5001 or email at acts@altavistava.gov.
The Town of Altavista 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.