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Americans with Disabilities Act

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 Butler County Court of Common Pleas – General Division (hereon referred to as the Court) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with either physical or mental disabilities in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment:

The Court 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 Court 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 Court's services, programs, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:

The Court 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 the Court and it’s 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 service, program, or activity of the Court should contact its ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event:

ADA Coordinator for the Butler County Court of Common Pleas – General Division
315 High Street 4th Floor
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
513.785.5851

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

The Court 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.

Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the ADA. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Court, including its affiliated offices.
 
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination, such as name, address, and phone number of complainant and the location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request. 

The complaint should be submitted by the complainant or the complainant’s designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

ADA Coordinator for the Butler County Court of Common Pleas – General Division
315 High Street 4th Floor
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
513.785.5851