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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 Bureau of Rehabilitation Services will not discriminate against qualified individuals with either physical or mental disabilities in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment:

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services 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 ADA.

Effective Communication:

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services 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 Bureau of Rehabilitation Services' 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 Bureau of Rehabilitation Services will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services' 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 program, service, or activity of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services should contact the program or office responsible for the requested services, as outlined below:

Please contact the appropriate program as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meeting or event.

The ADA does not require the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services 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 program, service, or activity of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator:

Shanida Sharp-Byrnes
ADA Coordinator for the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
IGCS / W453 / MS 26
402 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
ddrsadaCoordinator@fssa.IN.gov

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services 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.