Americans with Disabilities Act

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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 Blacksburg, Virginia will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

 

Employment

The Town of Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Blacksburg’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 Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg 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 program, service, or activity of the Town of Blacksburg should contact the Town Manager’s office, 300 South Main Street, P.O. Box 90003, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9003, telephone 540-961-1130, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Town of Blacksburg 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, service, or activity of the Town of Blacksburg is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:

Blacksburg ADA Coordinator
300 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 90003
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9003.

Complaints can also be made using At Your Request or by emailing Matt Stolte at mstolte@blacksburg.gov

The Town of Blacksburg 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.

 

Links

Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Primer
Department of Justice ADA Guide for Small Towns
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Facilities Design Standards
Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)