In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the County of La Plata, Colorado will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The County of La Plata 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 Communication: The County of La Plata will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in County 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 County of La Plata will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all La Plata County programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in La Plata County 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 La Plata County program, service, or activity, should contact the office of Joanne M. Spina or Susan Hakanson at 970-382-6212 or TDD 970-382-6218 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require La Plata 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 La Plata County program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Joanne M. Spina or Susan Hakanson, La Plata County, 1101 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301.