City of Durham Policy
with the requirements of Title II of the ADA, the City of Durham may not
discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the
basis of disability in the City's services, programs, or activities. The
City has adopted policy GS-1 Americans with Disabilities Act - Title II
Access to City Programs, Services & Activities.
will provide appropriate services and aids so that people with
disabilities receive effective communication. The City 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.
It is the
policy of the City of Durham to provide reasonable modifications or
adjustments to services, programs, or activities to avoid discrimination
on the basis of disability, unless such modification would result in a
fundamental alteration. These modifications must be made in a timely
manner and on an individualized and flexible basis.
The ADA does
not require the City to take any action that would fundamentally alter
the nature of its programs or services, or impose any undue financial or
The department coordinates citywide ADA
compliance activities, inquiries, accommodation requests and complaints
through the ADA coordinator.