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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and ADA amendments, the City of Olathe does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Effective Communication

The City of Olathe will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in City programs, services, and activities. This may include qualified sign language interpreters, accessible documents, and other accessible formats for people who have speech, hearing, or vision disabilities. Learn more in the Language Services section of this website.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures

The City of Olathe will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy the City’s programs, services, and activities.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the applicable City department or ADA Coordinator at 913-971-8827, OlatheADA@OlatheKS.org at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or event.

The City will not charge any 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.

Employment

The City of Olathe 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), as amended, (ADDA) and Olathe’s Act Against Discrimination (Ord. 2.44).

Grievances

Complaints that a City program, service, or activity is not accessible should be sent to:

Vanessa Vaughn West, ADA Coordinator
Communication and Customer Services
City of Olathe
100 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, KS  66051
913-971-8827

Use the Accomodation and Discrimination Complaint Form, OlatheConnect or OlatheADA@OlatheKS.org to submit a complaint as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation.

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