Americans with Disabilities Act
Colorado Department of Human Services
Americans with Disabilities (ADA)
Notice of Compliance
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, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is committed to providing barrier-free access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its facilities, services, programs, communications, electronic and information technologies, and employment for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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 that a program, facility, activity or service of CDHS is not accessible should be directed to the ADA Coordinator using the CDHS ADA Grievance Form.
CDHS ADA Coordinator
Center for Equal Opportunity and Risk Management
3550 West Oxford Avenue, 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80236
Employment – CDHS will not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and will comply with the ADA Title I including the regulations of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
Any person with a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request a reasonable accommodation. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the disability, which justifies the accommodation.
Employees - To request a reasonable accommodation, an employee may make a request of their supervisor, who will immediately 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 submitted by fax to the ADA Coordinator (303) 866-7108.
Applicants - To request a reasonable test accommodation for an employment assessment, please contact the HR Specialist at (303) 866-7639 or 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 assessment.
New Hires – To request a 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 leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities, including sign language interpreters, documents in Braille and other ways of making information and communication accessible to people with hearing, sensory, motor and cognitive disabilities so they can participate equally in CDHS programs, services and activities.
Modification to Policies and Procedures – CDHS will make 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 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 will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or a group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modification or policy to create access.