AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND THE CITY
City Seeking Public Input on ADA Plan
In keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, the City of Brentwood is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation. The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for access for individuals with disabilities to City facilities, parks, programs, services, activities and events.
CITY OF BRENTWOOD Transition Plan
The City of Brentwood is seeking input from agencies, organizations and individuals with disabilities. As an agency, organization or individual, the value of stakeholder guidance will help to address and prioritize current and future needs. Individuals who would like to provide input are invited to complete a survey, call or email the ADA Coordinator. Surveys are available for organizations that represent individuals with disabilities, patrons, community members, employees, and other interested individuals who wish to participate in the evaluation.
Your comments and opinions are important to us and will provide valuable information regarding how the City of Brentwood can better serve individuals with disabilities.
If you have questions or comments or would like to request a survey in an alternate format, please contact the City's ADA Coordinator:
- Michael Worsham
5211 Maryland Way
- Brentwood, TN
- Phone: 615-371-0060
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides comprehensive civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications.
Title I of the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Title I of the ADA makes it unlawful for any employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee because of a disability in any aspect of employment. The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments.
Title II of the ADA
Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in all programs, activities, and services of public entities. Public entities include state and local governments and their departments and agencies. Title II applies to all activities, services and programs of a public entity.
The City of Brentwood works to ensure that people with disabilities have access to City programs, services, activities, and facilities. The ADA Coordinator for the City of Brentwood works in the Department of Human Resources and coordinates the City's efforts to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
In addition to ensuring physical access to City programs and services, the ADA Coordinator advises City employees about how to integrate people with disabilities into City programs and activities. The ADA Coordinator is available to answer questions from both citizens and City employees about accommodating persons with disabilities.
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. The City of Brentwood continually strives to eliminate barriers that may prevent persons with disabilities from employment opportunities, access to City facilities, or participation in programs, activities, and services. The City is committed to making its facilities, programs, services, and events accessible to its citizens and the general public.
The City of Brentwood is committed to:
- Provide services, programs and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities
- Make reasonable modifications in their policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless they can demonstrate that a modification would fundamentally alter the nature of their service, program or activity
- Ensure that individuals with disabilities are not excluded from services, programs and activities because buildings are inaccessible
- Provide auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, at no additional cost, where necessary to ensure effective communication with individuals with hearing, vision, or speech impairments. (Auxiliary aids include such services or devices as: qualified interpreters, assisted listening headsets, television captioning and decoders, telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDD’s) videotext displays, readers, taped texts, braile materials, and large print materials.)
The City's website provides an alternative medium for accessing information about City programs, services, and events. All the pages on our website should meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA conformance. Efforts are continually being made to ensure this website meets all federal accessibility standards.
If you are in need of a viewer for any Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files found on the site, you can download a free document viewer from Adobe.
If you discover inaccessible content or use special equipment that is not accommodated on our site, please contact us so that we can find an alternative means of access that meets your needs.
Title II - American Disabilities Act Documents