ADA

ADA Policy

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the City of Hudson New York will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Effective Communication

The City of Hudson will generally, upon request, provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary to afford persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, City programs, services, and activities. Auxiliary aids and services may include 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

City of Hudson will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all City programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in City offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, contact ADA Coordinator Michael Chameides as soon as possible but ideally at least twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA Coordinator can be contacted at mayoralaide@cityofhudson.org or (518) 828-7217.

The City will use its best efforts to accommodate requests made less than twenty-four (24) hours before an event. In providing effective communication and program access, the ADA does not require the City 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 City program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to ADA Coordinator Michael Chameides.

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.