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DISABILITY RIGHTS & SERVICES PROGRAM

The Disability Rights & Services Program is a part of the Department of Civil Rights serving City residents with disabilities. Under the auspices of the Civil Rights Director, this program coordinates the City's efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and MGO 39.05.

Under the supervision of the Director of Civil Rights, the Disability Rights and Services Program Specialist: Jason Glozier (608) 266-6511

Provides:

1. Both for City-funded community-based organizations and City departments, administration of the City's Disability-based discrimination complaint process as required by MGO 39.05.

2. Staff support to the Commission on the People with Disabilities (CPD) as established under MGO 39.04.

3. Information and referral to the general public regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as relevant State Statutes and City Ordinances, and City services which can be useful to persons with disabilities.

Collaborates with:

1. City department heads to assure their compliance with the physical and programmatic access requisites of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and relevant State Statutes and City Ordinances.

2. Community-based organizations, which receive City funding, to evaluate and monitor their compliance with physical and programmatic access requisites of Section 39.05 of the Madison General Ordinances.

3. The Affirmative Action Specialist to evaluate and resolve disability-based complaints of employment discrimination from City employees.