Commission on Disability Access
The Commission on Disability Access operates under Chapter 123 of the City Code, and this part of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 8J.
The commission meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in Room 112 of the John Zon Community Center (Senior Center) at 35 Pleasant Street. Please check the calendar for scheduled meeting information, including agendas.
|COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS|
|Six seats / Three-year terms|
|Doug Mayo, chair||December 2024|
|Virginia DeSorgher||June 2023|
|Robert Williford||December 2023|
|Lynne Kelley, alternate||December 2025|
|Staff contact: Christian LaPlante / 413-772-1548, ext. 4||324 Main St., second floor, Greenfield, MA 01301|
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Greenfield will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
The City 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.
The City 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, 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 & PROCEDURES
The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its 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 program, service, or activity of City, should contact 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.
Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator.
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.