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NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
WHITLEY COUNTY - ADA COMPLIANCE

In accordance with the requirements, Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Whitley County, will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in admission to , access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

Employment:  Whitley 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 Communications:  Whitley County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified person with disabilities so that they can participate equally in the Whitley County programs, services and activities, including qualified sign language, interpreters and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:  Whitley 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 Whitley County offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modifications of policies and procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of Whitley County, should contact the ADA Compliance Coordinator as soon as possible, but not later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require Whitley County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Questions, concerns, complaints or request for additional information regarding the ADA may be forwarded to Whitley County's designated ADA Compliance Coordinator.

Don Amber
Whitely County Commissioner
220 W. VanBuren St., Ste. 101
Columbia City, IN  46725
Phone Number:  260-248-3134
Email:  bison1112002@yahoo.com
Days/Hours Available:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Whitley 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 modification of policy.

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF TRANSITION PLAN

Whitley County has conducted a self-evaluation of all County-owned facilities and all County programs for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and prepared a draft Transition Plan describing the results of the self-evaluation.  Title II of the ADA requires that each of the County's services, programs and activities be readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Copies of the draft Transition Plan are available for public review at the following locations:

  • Whitley County Commissioner Office, Government Building, 220 W. VanBuren St., Ste. 101, Columbia City, IN  (normal business hours)
  • County web site in Word format

Whitley County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.