What is ADA/Section 504?
The Town of Porter is committed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Vocation Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). These acts require that local communities comply with nondiscrimination laws as they relate to persons with disabilities. These acts prohibit state and local government agencies from discriminating against people with disabilities and from excluding them from participating in programs, services or activities. The ADA, as well as the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), requires that all local public agencies with over 50 employees designate an ADA Coordinator, develop and distribute information to the public, adopt a grievance procedure and develop an ADA Transition Plan for their pedestrian facilities.
What is an ADA Transition Plan?
The ADA Transition Plan requires that all local public agencies complete an evaluation of public facilities, programs and policies, develop accessibility standards and complete a plan to remove access barriers. The local public agency must then implement this plan and monitor progress at 3 to 5 year intervals. To view a copy of the ADA Transition Plan for the Town of Porter, click here.
Who is the ADA Coordinator?
The ADA Coordinator has been designated as the Director of Development/Building Commissioner. Contact information is as follows:
303 Franklin Street
Porter, IN 46304
Alternate Formats for Public Documents
The Town of Porter will provide, upon request, appropriate aids and services for qualified persons with disabilities so that they can participate equally in the Town's programs, services and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille and other ways of making information and communications accessible to persons who have speech, hearing or vision impairments. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the Town should contact the ADA Coordinator at (219) 395-9921 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
ADA Resolution & Grievance Procedure
The Town of Porter adopted Resolution 2012-05 related to adopting policies and procedures under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To view a copy of this resolution click here.
If any person feels that they have been discriminated against due to a disability, a formal procedure has been developed to file a grievance, or complaint, as well as to provide a prompt and equitable resolution.
To print a copy of the complaint/grievance form click here.
Otherwise, please fill out the form below and submit it to the ADA Coordinator for review.
For the United States Department of Justice ADA Home Page, click here.
To review the ADA Guide for Small Towns, click here.
For more information about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, click here.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 can be read by clicking here.