Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act

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For more information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, please visit www.ada.gov.

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Auburn, Alabama will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City of Auburn does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

Effective Communication: The City of Auburn 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 City of Auburn 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 City of Auburn 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 are welcomed in City of Auburn offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

The City of Auburn 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.

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

The City’s ADA Coordinator is:

Michael Edwards
Office of the City Manager
(334) 501-7265
medwards@auburnalabama.org

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of Auburn, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Auburn is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the City’s ADA Coordinator.