Americans With Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against people who have disabilities. There are five separate Titles, or sections, of the Act that cover different aspects of potential discrimination. These include: Title I – Employment, Title II – Public Services and Transportation, Title III – Public Accommodations, Title IV – Telecommunications, Title V – Miscellaneous. Title II of the Act specifically addresses the subject of making public services and public transportation accessible to those with disabilities. Designing and constructing facilities for public use that are not accessible by people with disabilities constitutes discrimination.
The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to all facilities, including both facilities built before and after 1990. State and local government and public entities or agencies are required to perform self-evaluations of their current facilities, relative to the accessibility requirements of the current ADA accessibility standards http://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm.
The Boone County Director of Human Resources directs the committee charged with creating, monitoring and assessing County’s ADA policies and procedures. For questions, comments or inquiries contact:
Human Resources Department
Boone County Fiscal Court
2950 Washington St. Box 900
Burlington, KY 41005