Serving People with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act, which became Public Law 101-336 on July 26, 1990, extends civil rights protection to people with disabilities. In its broadest definition, these rights include equal access to employment, public services and accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications relay services.

The intent of the law is to provide the disabled patron with the same services as the non-disabled patron. Therefore, Arapahoe Library District will make reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to our facilities, programs, services and resources. Also, as employers of 15 or more employees, the Arapahoe Library District will make a reasonable effort to accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants or employees.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to discuss their access to library service or place a complaint regarding access will have their concerns addressed quickly and courteously. The goal is to provide a positive outcome--one that is satisfactory to both the patron and the District. (See Grievance and Policy Guidelines).


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