No, you do not need to put your request in writing, however, making a written request can be helpful documentation for ensuring that City provides the desired accommodation. In addition, you do not need to use the specific words “reasonable accommodations” when making your request.
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A reasonable accommodation is a change or modification to afford a qualified individual with a disability full enjoyment of the City’s programs or activities unless modifications of policies, practices, and procedures would fundamentally alter the nature of the process, service, or activity, or result in undue financial and administrative burdens to City.
If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the City’s Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Coordinator at email@example.com or by calling 970-244-1561.
You may request a reasonable accommodation from City at any time. However, requesting in advance of a meeting, conference call, or visit will help ensure that City can fulfill the request for an accommodation. For certain requests, such as requests for sign language interpretation, the City requests at least two weeks advance notice.
Yes, anyone can request a reasonable accommodation on behalf of an individual with a disability who seeks to interact with City staff or participate in its programs or activities.
The city may contact you to obtain more information about your request and to better understand your needs. In addition, City may review your request to determine:
In addition, in some cases, the City may consult with you in an interactive process to determine on a case-by-case basis what accommodations can be made.
If the City determines that your requested accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the program or impose an undue financial or administrative burden, the City may deny your request. However, in the unlikely event that this occurs, City will work with you to identify an alternative accommodation that allows you to effectively participate in City’s program, activity, or service.
No, the City may not request medical documentation after receiving your request for a reasonable accommodation. The City’s questions will be limited to understanding the barrier to your ability to participate in the program or activity in which you are interested and the nature of an accommodation that will remove this barrier.
No, you are not responsible for the cost of an auxiliary aid or service the City provides to you.
There are many types of reasonable accommodations. Some examples of how the City provides reasonable accommodations include: