Notice of Nondiscrimination Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Town of New Harmony will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The Town of New Harmony 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 ADA.
Effective Communication: The Town of New Harmony 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 New Harmony’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.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Town of New Harmony 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 welcome in the Town of New Harmony offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communications, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the Town of New Harmony should contact the office of Karla Atkins, Clerk-Treasurer, 520 Church St., New Harmony, Indiana, 47631, or by calling 812-682-4846, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the Town of New Harmony 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 Town of New Harmony is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Karla Atkins, ADA Coordinator.
The Town of New Harmony 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.
If you have been discriminated against and want to file a formal complaint, please download the Discrimination External Complaint Form.