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Americans With Disabilities Act - (ADA)

SECTION 504 NOTICE – NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the American Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Monroe County Government, Monroe County, Indiana (“Monroe County”) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Participation in the Development of The ADA Transition Plan:  Monroe County Government will provide opportunity for the disabled community and other interested parties to participate in the development of the ADA Transition Plan and any amendments to the plan.  Such Opportunity shall include providing access to information about the plan, access to draft documents, procedures and standards, and also the ability to comment on the various parts of the ADA Transition Plan as they are in development.

Employment:  Monroe County 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:  Monroe County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Monroe County’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:  Monroe County 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 Monroe County 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 Monroe County, should contact Angie Purdie, Monroe County Commissioners’ Administrator, (812)349-2550, apurdie@co.monroe.in.us, as soon as possible but no later than two (2) business days before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require Monroe County 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 Monroe County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Angie Purdie, Monroe County Commissioners’ Administrator, (812)349-2550, apurdie@co.monroe.in.us.

Monroe County 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.

How To File an ADA Grievance

ADA Complaint / Grievance Form

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Monroe County Courthouse
100 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
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