Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the City of Centennial will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The City of Centennial 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 of the ADA.
Effective Communication: The City of Centennial 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 City of Centennial’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 City of Centennial 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 City of Centennial offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of Centennial, should contact the ADA Coordinator, Jonah Schneider, at 303-754-3358 or adacoordinator@CentennialCO.gov as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the City of Centennial 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 City of Centennial is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator, Jonah Schneider, at 303-754-3358 or adacoordinator@CentennialCO.gov.
The City of Centennial 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.
For information on submitting a complaint, please consult the procedure document(PDF, 66KB).
Digital Accessibility: In compliance with Colorado House Bill 21-1110, an audit of the website was completed to evaluate the compliance with WCAG digital accessibility guidelines and to develop an accessibility plan. The audit assessed a sample of web pages for compliance with WCAG digital accessibility guidelines. In addition, a group of users with disabilities evaluated the navigability, accessibility, and ease of use of the content of the City’s webpages. The evaluation concluded that the City has a notable degree of accessibility built into the content management system, though there are areas for improvement. Based on the audit and evaluation, the City has developed an accessibility plan for the website.
As part of the accessibility plan and to further improve digital accessibility, the City will contract with a third-party to conduct a more comprehensive audit of the City’s website and digital content and to provide ongoing accessibility monitoring of digital materials. In addition to this, the is considering options for providing internal training on creating accessible digital content, remediating existing content, and partnering with our 3rd party software providers to improve accessibility.