Employment:

The Unified Government 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 Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

Effective Communication:

Upon request, The Unified Government provides appropriate aids and services for qualified persons with disabilities. Ensuring equal participation in programs, services, and activities. These include sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other information accessible to those who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

 

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:

The Unified Government will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all Unified Government programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Unified Government 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 Unified Government program, service, or activity, should contact Gordon Criswell, Assistant County Administrator and ADA Coordinator, 701 N. 7th St., 9th Floor, Kansas City, Kansas 66101, P: (913) 573-5030, gcriswell@wycokck.org, as soon as possible but no later than (48) hours before the scheduled event.

 

The ADA does not require the Unified Government 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 Unified Government program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Mr. Criswell.

 

The Unified Government 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 or 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.