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Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act
Center for Equal Opportunity and Risk Management    
3550 West Oxford Avenue
Denver, CO 80236


The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is committed to providing barrier-free access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation to all of them.

This is the rule in all business done by CDHS for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

CDHS does not discriminate based on a disability in any term or condition of employment, or in access to programs, facilities, services or activities.

Complaints regarding a program, facility, activity or service of CDHS is not accessible should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the address above using the CDHS ADA Grievance Form.

Employment – CDHS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. It complies with ADA Title I, including the regulations of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Any person with a disability, as defined by the ADA, may request reasonable accommodation. He or she must present medical documentation describing the disability in order to receive accomodation.

Employees - To request reasonable accommodation, an employee may contact their supervisor, who will communicate the request to the ADA Coordinator. The employee may also contact the ADA Coordinator directly at (303) 866-7148. The request shall be submitted on the Request for Reasonable Accommodation Due to Disability Form and faxed to the ADA Coordinator (303) 866-7108.
Applicants - To request a reasonable test accommodation for an employment assessment, please contact the human resources specialist at (303) 866-7639 or the Civil Rights and Risk Management, ADA Coordinator at (303) 866-7148 as soon as possible, but no later than 72- hours before the assessment.
New Hires – To request reasonable accommodation for New Employee Orientation, please contact the Center for Equal Opportunity and Risk Management, ADA Coordinator at (303) 866-7148 as soon as possible, but no later than 72-hours before the scheduled orientation.
Effective Communication – CDHS will, upon request, provide appropriate aides and services for effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities. These include sign language interpreters, documents in Braille and other ways of making information  accessible to those with disabilities so they can participate equally in CDHS programs, services and activities.
Modification to Policies and Procedures – CDHS will make reasonable modifications to policies, procedures 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 behaving within applicable standards are welcome in CDHS offices and facilities, even when pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires auxiliary aides and services for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of CDHS should communicate with the CDHS ADA Coordinator at (303) 866-7148 as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.
CDHS does not charge individuals with a disabilities or a group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modification or policy to create access.