The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal law that was adopted in 1990. The ADA provides a comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation public accommodations, state and municipal government activities and telecommunications. Different parts of the law became effective on different dates.
Effective January 26, 1992, municipal governments must provide equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in their programs, activities, and services. In addition, cities and towns had to appoint an ADA Coordinator to oversee the municipality’s efforts to comply with the law and handle disability based discrimination complaints.
Town-Provided Services / Town-Owned Buildings
If you are having issues with town-provided services or town-owned buildings contact the ADA Coordinator to address the issue. The ADA Coordinator’s Office is located in the Human Resources Department Office at 6 Park Row.
The Town of Mansfield does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to or operations of its programs, services or activities. The Town of Mansfield does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.
Copies of the notice are available, upon request, in accessible formats (large print, audiotape, braille, etc.). Call the ADA Coordinator office at 508-261-7480 to request the notice.
Private entities that operate public accommodations, such as the following do not fall under the ADA Coordinator’s purview:
- Amusement Parks
- Bowling Alleys
- Doctors' Offices
- Dry Cleaners
- Retail Stores
Contact the Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice at:
- Phone: 202-514-0301
- Phone: 800-514-0301 Voice
- Phone: 800-514-0383 TTY
- ADA Website