NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABLITIES ACT
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs or activities.
Employment: Jefferson 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Effective Communications: Jefferson County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified person with disabilities so they can participate equally in the 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: Jefferson County will make all reasonable modifications policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all County programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Jefferson County offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or services for effective communication, or a modification of polices or procedures to participate in a County program, service, or activity, should contact the office of William Setree, ADA Coordinator, Jefferson Place, 155 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Brookville, PA 15825, Phone: (814) 849-3047 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require Jefferson 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 Jefferson County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to William Setree, ADA Coordinator, Jefferson Place, 155 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Brookville, PA 15825, Phone: (814) 849-3047.
Jefferson 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.