Americans with Disabilities Act

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 Wichita Falls will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment: 



The City of Wichita Falls 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 City of Wichita 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 City programs, services, and activities. Aids and services include 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 Wichita Falls will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all City programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in City 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 City program, service or activity, should fill out the form below or contact the office of the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 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.

Concerns that a City program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator:

Blake Jurecek
Director of Information Technology and Facilities 
City of Wichita Falls
1300 7th Street
P.O. Box 1431
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
(940) 761-7409
blake.jurecek@wichitafallstx.gov

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.