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DOJ announces three county settlement agreements

July 22, 2015 • joedolson

Champaign County, Illinois; Merced County, California; and Yakima County, Washington (Counties), to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities. Under the agreements, the Counties will take important steps to improve access for people with disabilities, such as: providing auxiliary aids and services necessary to ensure effective communication with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are blind or have low vision; amending its employment policies to comply with ADA guidance issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; ensuring website accessibility; maintaining accessible features; make modifications necessary to sidewalks and curb ramps to provide accessible routes; and making modifications to parking, entrances, routes, toilet rooms, and other areas as well as making all of the Counties’ programs, activities, and services accessible to people with disabilities through facility alterations or programmatic changes

(To Be Discussed Further at Association’s National Conference in Fall 2015)

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