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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities  Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Owen County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, or activities. 

Employment:

Owen 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:

Owen 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 Owen 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:

Owen 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 Owen County’s offices, even where pets are generally prohibited. 

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Owen County should contact the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require Owen 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 Owen County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator. 

Owen 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.

ADA Coordinator:  Jack White 

Address: 908 W. Hillside Ave. Spencer, Indiana 47460 

E-Mail: [email protected] 

Phone: (812) 829-5035 TTY: 711 

Owen County is working diligently toward making the county facilities comply with the ADA requirements. If anyone has any areas within the County they feel are not accessible or have been denied access due to having a disability; please see our ADA Grievance Procedures below and the ADA Grievance Form, which can be filled out and returned to the ADA Coordinator for processing.

For more information regarding Owen County and the ADA, the County has an ADA Transition Plan available to the residents by clicking on the link below.

Owen County ADA Transition Plan

 

Owen County ADA Grievance Procedures

Owen County ADA Complaint Form

Owen County Communication  Provision of Auxiliary Aids and Services Policy

Owen County Policy on Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices

Owen County Service Animal Policy

 

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