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 Deport will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The City of Deport 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 Deport 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 of Deport’ 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 Policies and Procedures: The City of Deport 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 City of Deport’ 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 Deport, should contact the City Secretary as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the City of Deport 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 program, service, or activity of the City of Deport is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:
Jacqueline Daingerfield, City Secretary
201 Main St.
Deport, Texas 75435
• Phone: (903)-652-3875
• Fax: (903)-652-4086
Email: [email protected]
The City of Deport 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.
Our grievance procedure and complaint forms can be downloaded below:
State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)
The City of Deport relies on the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) to provide local responders with information regarding specific needs of persons who require assistance during the event of an emergency. Any person in the state can register for free online at https://publicregistry.csr.utexas.edu/enroll/, or can contact the City for paper copies of the registration form. The program is voluntary, and participant information remains confidential.