Americans with Disabilities Act
The City of River Falls Accessibility Mission
It is the policy of the City of Falls that no member of the public shall be discriminated against because of a mental or physical disability or medical condition while accessing the facilities, programs or services operated by the City of River Falls.
Americans With Disability Act
Title II of the Americans with Disability Act (A.D.A.), a federal law enacted on January 26, 1992, focuses on public services and transportation and requires that all facilities, programs, services and activities of public entities are designed to prohibit discrimination against any qualified individual with a disability.
NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of River Falls will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities based on disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The City of River Falls does not discriminate based on 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: The City of River Falls 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 of River Falls 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 of River Falls will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the City of River Falls 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 program, service, or activity of City of River Falls, should contact the office of the City Clerk, Amy White, Admin. Serv. Mgr./City Clerk, 222 Lewis Street, River Falls WI, 54022, (715) 426-3408, firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the City of River Falls 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 the City of River Falls is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Amy White, Admin. Serv. Mgr./City Clerk, 222 Lewis Street, River Falls WI, 54022, (715) 426-3408, email@example.com.
The City of River Falls 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.
Grievance Procedure: Persons wishing to file a grievance with the City, can find information about the process here.