ADA Americans With Disabilities Act Information


Americans With Disabilities Act


A primary mission of the City of Lebanon is implementing and monitoring the City’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City will continually strive to eliminate barriers that may prevent persons with disabilities from accessing facilities and services.
See the Federal ADA website for additional information.



Title I - Employment


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Title I of the ADA makes it unlawful for any employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee because of a disability in any aspect of employment. The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments.
  • Helps people with disabilities access the same employment opportunities and benefits available to people without disabilities.
  • Applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
  • Requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees. A “reasonable accommodation” is a change that accommodates employees with disabilities so they can do the job without causing the employer “undue hardship” (too much difficulty or expense).
  • Defines disability, establishes guidelines for the reasonable accommodation process, and addresses medical examinations and inquiries.
ALL Employees must contact their Human Resources regarding any medical related accommodation requests for assistance. If you do not know who your HR representative is, please contact Sylvia Reichle at Sylvia.Reichle@lebanontn.org.

Title II – Public Services


Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in all programs, activities, and services of public entities. Public entities include state and local governments and their departments and agencies. Title II applies to all activities, services and programs of a public entity.
  • Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by “public entities” such as state and local government agencies. .
  • Requires public entities to make their programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities.
  • Outlines requirements for self-evaluation and planning; making reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination; identifying architectural barriers; and communicating effectively with people with hearing, vision, and speech disabilities.

Notice of ADA Requirements


The City of Lebanon does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The City of does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the ADA may be forwarded to the City of Lebanon’s designated ADA Coordinator.

ADA/504 Coordinator – Kathleen Vail
200 N. Castle Heights Avenue
Lebanon, TN 37087
kathleen.vail@lebanontn.org
615.444.3647
TTY 1.800.848.0298
Hours of Availability are Monday thru Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Individuals who require auxiliary aids and services of effective communication in programs, activities, and services of the City of Lebanon are invited to make their requirements and preferences known to the ADA Coordinator.

This notice is available in alternate formats upon request from the Coordinator.




ADA Transition Plan Picture

The City of Lebanon ADA Transition Plan 

In June 2004, the Lebanon City Council adopted an Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. That plan laid the groundwork for many improvements related to accessibility in the public rights-of-way and to our municipal buildings. While the City has made great strides in its commitment to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all public programs, services, and activities since the adoption of that plan, it was time to update our plan to meet current standards.
 
The City is pleased to announce our new ADA Transition Plan passed on second reading at City Council on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. This new plan is the City’s assessment of its current policies, practices, and procedures which will be used by City staff to prioritize improvements to pedestrian facilities throughout the community. The City encourages ongoing participation from the public, and those in the community with disabling conditions or disabilities, to develop methods to remove barriers to improve accessibility for all citizens.

 


 

 


 

ADA Grievance Procedure

The City of Lebanon Grievance Procedures information as well as a online form can be found at the Grievance Procedures page.

La información de los Procedimientos de Quejas de City of Lebanon se pueden encontrar en el documento nombrado “Procedimientos de Quejas”.  Hacer clic aquí para leer el documento.  

ADA Information