Nondiscrimination under the ADA

Nondiscrimination Under the ADA

In accordance with the requirements of the Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Sno-Isle Libraries will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: Sno-Isle Libraries does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: Sno-Isle Libraries will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Sno-Isle Libraries' 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, or vision impairments, are deaf or hard of hearing.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Sno-Isle Libraries 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 Sno-Isle Libraries 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 Sno-Isle Libraries, should contact Human Resources at as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Sno-Isle Libraries to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose on it an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a program, service or activity of Sno-Isle Libraries is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Human Resources at

Sno-Isle Libraries 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.

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