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People with Disabilities Resources

Public Notice

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Town of Redding prohibits any discrimination against individuals with disabilities. There is zero tolerance for any such discrimination in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all private and public places that are open to the general public.

The Town of Redding will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Town of Redding’s 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. The Town of Redding 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 (i.e., retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs). The request for service must be no later than 48 hours before an event or program. 

If you have a disability and believe you may need an accommodation to fully and equitably experience all of what Redding has to offer, please submit your request to Redding’s First Selectwoman by any of the following methods:

By Mail:                                                                           By email: jsanders@townofreddingct.org             By Phone: 203-938-2002  
Jim Sanders, Finance Director & ADA Coordinator                   
Town of Redding
100 Hill Road, PO Box 1028
Redding, CT 06875

ADA Compliance Committee

The Town of Redding is committed to equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. 

The Town’s ADA Compliance Committee is tasked with analyzing and implementing, where necessary, changes to the Town’s policies, procedures and infrastructure to ensure that they adhere to the guidelines set forth in the ADA Regulations. Specifically, the Team’s tasks include:

Provide Notice of ADA Requirements

  • All public entities must provide information to applicants, participants, beneficiaries, employees and other interested parties regarding the rights and protections afforded by Title II.

Establish a Grievance Procedure

  • All public entities must adopt and publish grievance procedures providing prompt and equitable resolution of grievances arising under Title II.

Conduct a Self-Evaluation

  • All public entities must conduct a self-evaluation. The self-evaluation is a comprehensive review of the current policies and practices, including communications and employment.

Develop a Transition Plan

  • All public entities must develop a transition plan when structural changes to existing facilities are necessary in order to  make a program, service or activity accessible to people with disabilities.

ADA Complaints

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in employment practices and policies or the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Town of Redding.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem.  Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or their designee as soon as possible but no later 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

Office of the First Selectwoman
Town of Redding
100 Hill Road
PO Box 1028
Redding, CT 06875

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days after the meeting the ADA coordinator will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape.  The response will explain the position of the Town of Redding and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by ADA Coordinator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complaint and/or their designee may appeal the decision of the ADA Coordinator within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the First Selectwoman or her designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the First Selectwoman or her designee will meet the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days after the meeting the First Selectwoman or her designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by ADA Coordinator, appeals to the First Selectwoman or their designee, and responses from the ADA coordinator and First Selectwoman or their designee will be kept by (Applicant/Developer) for at least three years.

You may use the ADA Grievance Form below to file a complaint.

 

 

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