ADA Information

Public 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 Cookeville will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment

The City of Cookeville 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 Cookeville 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'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 Polices and Procedures

The City of Cookeville 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 welcomed in City 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 Cookeville, should contact the office of Gail Fowler, ADA/504 Coordinator, as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the City of Cookeville to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

The City of Cookeville 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.

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Cookeville is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator.

ADA Coordinator Contact Information

Gail Fowler, ADA/504 Coordinator
45 E Broad St
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 520-5256
Tennessee Relay: 7-1-1
gfowler@cookeville-tn.gov