City of Loveland
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION AND AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT POLICY
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the City of Loveland (City) does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or gender. The City is committed to providing an equal opportunity for citizens to participate in and enjoy the programs, services, and facilities of the City. The City will make reasonable accommodations for citizens in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Employment: The City 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 (EEOC) under Title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: The City will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City’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: The City 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 the Loveland Public Library, even though pets are generally prohibited.
Any qualified individual 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 the City, should contact: Jason Smitherman, ADA Coordinator, 500 E 3rd St., Ste. 300, Loveland, CO 80537, Email: ADACoordinator@cityofloveland.org
Contact should be made as soon as possible but no later than forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the City to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints: In accordance with the City’s Grievance Procedure, complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed in writing to: Jason Smitheman, ADA Coordinator, 500 E 3rd St., Ste. 300, Loveland, CO 80537, Email: ADACoordinator@cityofloveland.org
The City 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.