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ADA Notice

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In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Town of Longboat Key will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the Town's services, programs or activities.

Website

To help us make our website a positive place for everyone, we have been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user-friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility. The laws are continuously changing, and we are always working toward Level AA conformance.

We are working hard on our website, including a re-design in 2019 towards achieving our goal of Level AA accessibility. We recognize that accessibility and usability are not always possible in every area of the website, or for those visitors using assistive technologies and devices. The Town is conducting accessibility reviews of its website and is remediating issues uncovered by these reviews. If you are having any accessibility issues with our website, and the format of any materials, please let us know immediately and we will correct it. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing.

In the event a page cannot be made accessible, we will work to make a text version of the content available. Please contact Lisa Silvertooth at (941)-316-1999 or lsilvertooth@longboatkey.org to request a specific electronic format. Please provide us with your contact information, the format you require, the web page address and the location of the content.

Employment

The Town of Longboat Key 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Effective Communication

The Town of Longboat Key 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’s programs, services and activities, including ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.

The Town provides online content in formats accessible to optical character readers (OCR). If you have problems accessing any web content, please contact Lisa Silvertooth at (941)-316-1999 or silvertooth@longboatkey.org.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures

The Town of Longboat Key will make all reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a Town program, service or activity, should contact Lisa Silvertooth at (941)-316-1999 or lsilvertooth@longboatkey.org, as soon as possible but no later than five (5) business days before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Town of Longboat Key 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 Longboat Key is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Lisa Silvertooth at (941)-316-1999 or lsilvertooth@longboatkey.org.

View our ADA Grievance Procedure

The Town of Longboat Key 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.

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