Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the city will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment

The city 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. Employment discrimination complaints can be made to the Human Resources Department at (623) 773-7100 (voice) or (623)-773-7221 (TTY).

Effective Communication

The city will generally, upon request, provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the city’s programs, services, and activities. These aids include 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 will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all city programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in city 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 city program, service, or activity, should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator for the city of Peoria using the information on this page as soon as possible but no later than two (2) business days before the scheduled event. To the extent possible, additional reasonable accommodations will be made available within the time constraints of the request.

The ADA does not require the city 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 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. For example, the city will not charge to retrieve items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Complaints that a city program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Tammy Shreeve, the ADA Coordinator for the city of Peoria using the contact information in the sidebar.

Departmental ADA Information Quick Links

Adaptive Program Information

Library FAQ

Library Information

2013 ADA Site Audit

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