Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

 

The City of Angola has been working to make our city easily accessible to everyone and to comply with ADA standards. 

History of ADA compliance in Angola:

The City of Angola has long supported the intent and purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). The City of Angola has been striving to make all facilities accessible to persons with disabilities, aka handicap accessible, since January 11, 1984 when a public notice was published in the Herald-Republican stating that the City of Angola “...does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission to, access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.  Since the first accessibility plan was started in 1984, the City adopted construction standards for ADA sidewalk ramps and hundreds of ADA sidewalk ramps have been added throughout the City. Also, enforcement of building regulations has resulted in continued improvement in accessibility for persons with disabilities. 

The City of Angola does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment or employment practices. The City’s Personnel Policy in the EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination. 

The City of Angola does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The City of Angola 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 Angola’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. 

The City of Angola 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 the City of Angola’s 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 City of Angola, should contact the person or department who scheduled the event as soon as possible but no later than forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled event. If you are not sure who you should contact, you may contact the City of Angola ADA Coordinator. 

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

The City of Angola will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items or identifying locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. 

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

Questions, concerns, comments, requests for additional information, and complaints regarding any part of the City of Angola’s ADA Plans and Programs may be directed to the City of Angola ADA Coordinator listed below. 

Bill Boyer

City Engineer/ADA Coordinator

City of Angola

210 N Public Square

Angola, IN. 46703

Tel.- 260-665-6748

Fax – 260-665-9164

Email: bboyer@angolain.org 

If you are not satisfied with the response and or actions of the ADA Coordinator in response to a complaint, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision using the City of Angola GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. The ADA Grievance Form and the ADA Grievance Procedure are available by clicking on the links below.

Associated Documents

ADA Grievance Forms and Procedures

 


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