Accessibility & Equal Opportunity

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
Town of Windsor Notice for Accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act: The Town of Windsor will comply with the requirements/regulations of the Americans With Disabilities Act in employment, effective communications, and accessibility for individuals with a disability.

Complaints about a Town program, service, or activity which is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA coordinator.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other applicable laws

The town is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity.  The town prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles), gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, creed, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.  This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes.  Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.  This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.

The town will make reasonable accommodation(s) for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the town or cause a direct threat to health or safety.  The town will make reasonable accommodation(s) for employees whose work requirements interfere with a religious belief, unless doing so poses undue hardship on the town.  Employees and/or applicants needing such accommodation are instructed to contact Human Resources.

Title VI regarding Federally Funded Programs

The Town of Windsor’s programs, policies and activities do not have the effect of excluding person’s from participation in, denying the benefits of, or subjecting persons to discrimination due to race, color, or national origin according to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Town is a recipient of federal funds and as such it, as well as all of its responsible agent’s, contractors and consultants, is required to assure such non-discrimination.  If necessary, assistance with limited English proficiency will be provided.

Written complaints may be filed no later than 180 calendar days after the alleged discrimination with the Risk Manager, ADA Coordinator.

Effective Communication

The Town of Windsor will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services to ensure effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Town’s programs, services, and activities. Such aids and services may include, but are not limited to, sign language interpreters, documents in alternate format, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures

The Town of Windsor 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 Town of Windsor 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 Town of Windsor program, service, or activity, should contact the ADA Coordinator, Risk Manager as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Town of Windsor 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 Town of Windsor program, service, activity or facility is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator, Risk Manager

The Town of Windsor will not charge a qualified individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policies or procedures.