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 (ADA) of 1990, the city of Phoenix will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment: The city of Phoenix 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 city of Phoenix will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in city 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 Phoenix 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 all city of Phoenix offices, even where pets are 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 Phoenix should contact Peter Fischer, ADA Coordinator, at peter.fischer@phoenix.gov as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

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.

Complaints that a city program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Peter Fischer, ADA Coordinator, at  peter.fischer@phoenix.gov or by calling 602-534-9276. 

The city of Phoenix 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.