Americans With Disabilities Act Letters Of Findings

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  1. Division of Elections
    Florida Department of State
    Orlando, Florida
    June 16, 1992
    Compliance. Florida State law governing nomination process for a State office found incompliance with title II because door-to-door collection of signatures is not required.
  2. Tulsa County Court
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    December 16, 1992
    Compliance. State's jury selection procedures found in Compliance with title II because juror listis not drawn solely from list of individuals who hold drivers' licenses.
  3. California State Department of Corporations
    Burlingame, California
    December 31, 1992
    Compliance. State health and safety code did not violate title II when it permitted health insurance plans to require continued coverage for children with mental retardation and physical disabilities but not for children with other mental impairments.
  4. Division of Elections
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    February 5, 1993
    Compliance. State procedures requiring application for absentee ballot before each election donot violate title II when polling place is accessible.
  5. South Carolina Police Officers Retirement System
    Garden City Beach, North Carolina
    April 23, 1993
    Compliance. State police retirement system, which has different Earnings limitations for disability retirees and services retires, does not violate title II.
  6. City of East Lansing. Michigan
    East Lansing, Michigan
    June 2, 1993
    Compliance. City's paramedic, fire, and police department complied with title II in treating individual with seizure disorder.
  7. New Hanover County
    Wilmington, North Carolina
    June 11, 1993
    Compliance. County did not violate title II when Commissioner made an inappropriate assertion at a grievance hearing.
  8. Kansas Department of Corrections
    Topeka, Kansas
    June 14, 1993
    Compliance. Prison provides program access for individuals with disabilities.
  9. St. Louis County
    Clayton, Missouri
    June 14, 1993
    Noncompliance. County court failed to provide assistive listening Systems for observers of courtroom proceedings.
  10. Fairbanks City Hall
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    June 15, 1993
    Compliance. City's existing ramp provides program access and altered ramp complies with design standards under both TJFAS and ADAAG.
  11. Town of Louisa
    Louisa, Virginia
    July 19, 1993
    Compliance. Town did not violate title II when it terminated police officer because to provide indefinite leave without pay, as he requested, would impose an undue hardship upon this small town.
  12. Oshkosh Correctional Institution
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    July 23, 1993
    Compliance. Complainant's disability, consisting of a buried disc and possibly a pinched nerve, did not qualify as a "disability" under title II.
  13. Elections Commission and City Clerk
    Lansing, Michigan
    July 27, 1993
    Compliance. Election Commission found in compliance with the Requirements of title II for accessible polling places after furniture blocking entrance was removed and signage was added.
  14. Washoe County Sheriff's Department
    Reno, Nevada
    July 28, 1993
    Compliance. Complainant's temporary impairment does not fall within the title II definition of "disability."
  15. Huerfano County Sheriff's Office
    Trinidad, Colorado
    August 2, 1993
    Compliance. Sheriff's office visiting room found fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.
  16. Attorney General, Commonwealth of Kentucky
    Frankfort, Kentucky
    August 12, 1993
    Compliance. State office made reasonable accommodation for complainant's disability(blindness), and his disability was not found to be a factor in his termination.
  17. Clark County Election Department
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    August 19, 1993
    Compliance. County policy of providing curbside voting is an acceptable alternative method to enabling individuals with mobility impairments to cast ballots on Election Day.
  18. Supervisor of Elections, Pinellas County
    Clearwater, Florida
    August 25, 1993
    Compliance. Providing assistance to blind voters, rather than Braille ballots, does not violate title II.
  19. City of San Francisco
    San Francisco, California
    September 8, 1993
    Compliance. Prohibiting use of perfume or other scented products by employees is not required by title II because it would not be a "reasonable" modification for an individual with environmental illness.
  20. Shelby County Trustee
    Memphis, Tennessee
    September 8, 1993
    Compliance. Complainant's alleged disabilities (stress and carpal tunnel syndrome) were not substantial enough to qualify as disabilities under title II, and there was insufficient evidence to conclude that the entity retaliated against complainant in violation of title II.
  21. Orangeburg County Voter Registration & Election Commission
    Neeses, South Carolina
    September 10, 1993
    Compliance. County provision of curbside voting for individuals with disabilities meets the title I requirement for program accessibility.
  22. Alleghany County Department of Social Services
    Galax, Virginia
    September 16, 1993
    Compliance. County's use of eligibility criteria that might tend to screen out individuals with disabilities (history of mental illness) was necessary to the operation of the custody placement programs.
  23. City and County of Denver Election Commission
    Denver, Colorado
    September 30, 1993
    Compliance. Election commission's provision of curbside voting for individuals with disabilities meets the title II requirement for program accessibility.
  24. Town of Falmouth, Maine
    Falmouth, Maine
    October 19, 1993
    Compliance. Town took appropriate steps to provide access to its programs,services, and activities in the town hall, including relocating to other accessible sites and providing appropriate parking.
  25. Van Buren County, Courthouse
    Clinton, Arkansas
    November 23, 1993
    Noncompliance. Entity failed to provide access to the programs and activities located in its courthouse and failed to comply with administrative requirements in the title II regulation as well.
  26. State of New Jersey
    Lakewood, New Jersey
    Compliance. State laws concerning jury service, veteran's preference, and voting did not violate title II because in each instance allegations of disparate impact were based on mere conjecture.
  27. New Haven, Connecticut, Police and Fire Departments
    New Haven, Connecticut
    January 11, 1994
    Compliance. City fire and police departments appropriately responded during emergency to individual with seizure disorder.
  28. New York State Board of Law Examiners
    Albany, New York
    January 13, 1994
    Noncompliance. Board of law examiners denied auxiliary aids and other accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities taking the bar exam.
  29. Superior Court for the State of Alaska
    Anchorage, Alaska
    February 3, 1994
    Compliance. Court did not violate title II when it denied complainant's motion to file audiocassette in place of written briefs because complainant failed to establish nexus between his impairment and the requested modification to the court's rules.
  30. Seattle Police Department
    Seattle, Washington
    February 4, 1994
    Compliance. City office complied with title II by providing accommodations to individuals with disabilities when reviewing public records.
  31. City of Xenia, Ohio
    Xenia, Ohio
    March 14, 1994
    Compliance. City consistently applied a neutral zoning policy, and there was no evidence that the policy had an adverse impact on people with disabilities
  32. Superior Court for the State of California for Kings County
    Hanford, California
    March 14, 1994
    Compliance. Court purchased sufficient assistive listening systems to provide effective communications for individuals and who are hard-of-hearing.
  33. Pennsylvania Minor Judiciary Education Board
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    May 13, 1994
    Compliance. State board that had failed to provide complainant sufficient time to accommodate his disability on a certification examination came into compliance by offering to allow the complainant to re-take the examination at no additional cost and by agreeing to provide appropriate accommodations in the future.
  34. City and County of Denver
    Denver, Colorado
    August 22, 1994
    Noncompliance. Police Department failed to provide reassignment as a reasonable accommodation for a disabled police officer.
  35. Town of Henrietta
    Henrietta New York
    August 29, 1994
    Compliance. Town made various structural changes to improve accessibility at complainant's worksite and to enhance accessibility to public programs, services, and activities.
  36. Hilton Head Island Fire Department Hilton Head, South Carolina
    October 12, 1994
    Compliance. The Fire Department did not violate Title II when it fired complainant because it had first made efforts to reasonably accommodate his disability (mental impairment).
  37. Atascadero Police Department
    Atascadero, California
    Compliance. The Atascadero Police Department did not violate Title II when it arrested a man who had speech and mobility impairments for driving under the influence of alcohol in light of fact that he refused to take a blood alcohol test and failed two other sobriety tests.
  38. Committee on Character and Fitness, Arizona Supreme Court
    Phoenix, Arizona
    November 7, 1994
    Compliance. State Bar found in compliance with Title II after it corrected violation by eliminating questions on its bar application that asked about a history of mental, emotional, or nervous disorders and treatment for excessive use of alcohol or drugs.
  39. Snohomish County Superior Court
    Everett, Washington
    November 21, 1994
    Compliance. County Court found in compliance with the Title II requirements for effective communication after it established a policy requiring consultation with individuals with hearing impairments to identify needed auxiliary aids.
  40. City of San Francisco
    San Francisco, California
    November 21, 1994
    Compliance. City did not violate Title II when it rescinded its policy of requesting that individuals not wear scented products to City Council meetings or other City programs.
  41. Circuit Court of Berkeley County, and Supreme Court of Appeals, West Virginia
    December 19, 1994
    Compliance. Circuit court did not violate Title II when it relieved the bondsman of his responsibility for the bail of an individual with a mental disability because the action was based on a nondiscriminatory reason (the length of time that the charges had been pending) rather thanon the individual disability. Supreme Court did not violate Title II when it denied the individuals appeal.
  42. Cuyahoga County Commissioners
    Cleveland, Ohio
    December 23, 1994
    Compliance. County Court found in compliance with the Title II requirements for effective communication after it corrected violation and purchased computerized real-time transcription,as had been requested by individual who is hard of hearing.
  43. Gratiot County Circuit Court
    Kincheloe, Michigan
    January 23, 1995
    Compliance. County circuit court did not discriminate against the complainant on the basis of his disability (learning disability and emotional illness) when it sentenced him to jail instead of the community corrections program.
  44. Cottonport Police Department
    Cottonport, Louisiana
    January 23, 1995
    Compliance. Police Department did not violate Title II when it detained complainant who was deaf because it took appropriate steps to ensure that its communication with the complainant was as effective as communication with others.
  45. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    January 27, 1995
    Compliance. The Commonwealth's decision to require State retirees to enroll in Medicare Part Bdid not discriminate against individuals with disabilities because all retirees, regardless of whether they were on regular or disability requirements, were required to enroll in the Medicare program.
  46. Arlington County Emergency Medical Services
    Arlington County, Virginia
    February 1, 1995
    Compliance. County ambulance service did not violate Title II when it refused to transport the adult son of the complainant, whom she alleged was suffering from a seizure disorder, to the hospital.
  47. West Peoria Fire Protection District
    Peoria, Illinois
    February 6, 1995
    Compliance. The District did not discriminate against a one-armed complainant when it denied him the opportunity to drive emergency fire equipment because the decision was based on objective evaluations of the complainant's driving skills by qualified supervisory personnel who concluded that the complainant would pose a direct threat to the safety of the public and fellow employees if allowed to drive.
  48. Borough of Lavellette, NJ
    Public meeting accessibility for hearing impaired.
  49. City of New York
    Accessibility of town hall meetings
  50. Moses Lake Police Department, WA
    911 access via TDD
  51. Parker County Sheriff's Department
    Weatherford, Texas
    Provision for sign language interpreter during arrest of suspect.
  52. Kannapolis Municipal Building
    Kannapolis, NC
    Programs located in inaccessible building
  53. City of New Rochelle, NY
    City modifies garbage service to provide door side service to the disabled
  54. City of Scottsdale, AZ
    Provision of braille signage at city hall
  55. Hardinburg County, KY
    County courthouse inaccessible
  56. Michigan Dept. Of State Police
    Emergency service plan for TTY/TDD users
  57. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
    Providing sign language interpreter
  58. Municipal Court of Oakland-Piedmont-Emeryville Judicial District
    Provision of auxiliary aids and services in court
  59. Bernalillo County Courthouse,
    Bernallio, NM
    Access to programs and activities at courthouse and creation of alternative entrance
  60. Lake County Board of Elections
    Painsville, OH
    Wheelchair access to public buildings
  61. Tulare County Jail, CA
    TDD access to inmates with hearing impairments
  62. Pennsylvania Convention Center
    Program asscessibility in the Exhibition Hall and Convention Center facilities
  63. Pendelton Courthouse,
    Frankilin WVA
    Wheelchair access to programs and services
  64. Seventeenth Judicial Circuit
    Boward County, Fl
    Participation in the courts via telephone
  65. New Castle Police
    New Castle, PA
    Police communication with hearing impaired and learning disabled
  66. Charter Township
    Canton, MI
    Alternative format for written information
  67. Madison County District Court
    Provision of interpreter during complainant's arraignment
  68. Tacoma Dome, WA
    Wheelchair accessability and ticketing policy
  69. Metropolitan Police Force
    District of Columbia
    Medication for prisoner with a seizure disorder
  70. City Hall
    Albion, MI
    Wheelchair access
  71. New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Harstyling
    Testing accommodation
  72. City of Havana and Mason Co., Il
    Public hearing wheelchair access
  73. City of Bellingham, WA
    Accessibility of public hearing buildings
  74. Osceola Co. Courthouse, MI
    Accessibility to courthouse for wheelchairs
  75. Novi Police Department
    Novi, Md
    Access to front of station by persons with mobility impairment
  76. Chavez Co. Law Library, NM
    Access to library for people with movement disabilities
  77. District Court
    Jefferson Co., Ky
    Ky sign language provision
  78. Okeechobe County, Florida
    Inaccessible polling place for persons with mobility impairment
  79. Southern Md. Pre-Release Unit, Dept. Of Public Safety and Correctional Services, MD
    Denial of use of accessible parking place
  80. Department of Public Works
    City of Indianapolis, IN
    Termination of employee because of disability
  81. Greene Superior Court
    Bloomfield, IN
    Provisions for auxiliary aids and services in the courts
  82. City of Harper Woods, MI
    Provisions for auxiliary aids
  83. Mason City Hall
    Mason, MI
    Access to city hall
  84. Commission for the Blind
    State of Texas
    Austin, Texas
    Compliance. Employment issues.
Updated August 6, 2015

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