ADA and EEO Notices

Americans with Disabilities Act and Equal Opportunity Notice

Boulder County wants to ensure that everybody has equal access to our facilities, activities, programs, services and digital assets. The following information is provided to request an accommodation and if you feel that you do not have equal access.

ADA Notice

It is Boulder County policy to make county programs, meetings, activities, services, websites and digital assets accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In order to provide special services, such as interpreters or provide special materials in special formats, the county needs to be informed of individual’s special needs. To publicize the availability of services and to ensure that requests are timely made, all public notices, advertisements, brochures and similar materials shall include information directing individuals needing special assistance to the ADA Coordinator.

Accommodation

Boulder County will, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities to participate equally in Boulder County’s activities, programs and services. Examples include: qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, CART, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability and require an accommodation to attend a Boulder County activity, service, program or to access a digital asset, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 303-441-1386 or ADA@bouldercounty.gov, as soon as possible, and no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

Colorado Relay Services number: 711.

Website Accessibility Statement

Boulder County strives to make Boulder County websites and digital content accessible to all users. We are engaged in ongoing efforts to ensure our website and digital content are accessible to individuals with disabilities and to comply with applicable state and federal laws. Our goal is to deliver a web experience that achieves “Level A” and “Level AA” conformance according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). These guidelines help make web content accessible to users with sensory, cognitive, and mobility disabilities and, ultimately, to all users, regardless of ability.

Our commitment to digital accessibility is ongoing. We regularly evaluate this site to identify areas for improvement and implement enhancements as new technologies and opportunities emerge. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve any issues.

We are aware that some content does not fully meet accessibility guidelines due to undue burden, safety, or legal limitations; however, we will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations or conforming alternate versions by request.

Help Us Make Our Websites More Accessible

We appreciate your patience as we continuously work to improve our website. If you have a disability and you require an accommodation to fully access a Boulder County website or digital asset, please complete the online form: Boulder County Web ADA Accommodation Request Form (you will receive a response within 5 business days)

If you require assistance completing this form, or require a different format, please contact Boulder County’s ADA Coordinator at:
Email: ADA@bouldercounty.gov
Phone: 303-441-1386
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Complaint Procedure and Instruction

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that Boulder County make county facilities, programs, and services accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with the standards of the ADA. Please view our step-by-step Complaint Procedures and Instructions.

If you feel that you have not been able to access a Boulder County facility, activity, program, service or digital asset because of a lack of accessibility or that you have been discriminated against because of your disability, please contact us by submitting the Boulder County ADA Complaint Form.

For ADA concerns with organizations outside of Boulder County, please contact the Department of Justice at 1-800-514-0301

Equal Opportunity Notice

It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases: against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, on the basis of the individual’s citizenship status or participation in any WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity. The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas: deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities

in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.

Recipients of federal financial assistance must take reasonable steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. This means that, upon request and at no cost to the individual, recipients are required to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities.

What to do if you believe you have experienced discrimination

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either:

Julia Larsen, jlarsen@bouldercounty.gov
Boulder County Equal Opportunity Officer

OR

Director Civil Rights Center
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210
or electronically as directed on the Civil Rights Center website.

If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait either until the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address above). If the recipient does not give you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you may file a complaint with CRC before receiving that Notice. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient). If the recipient does give you a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.

Reference under 29 CFR Part 38.35