ADA Coordinator

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 acommodations, 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 disabilites 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 disaility based discrimination complaints.

Issues with Town-Provided Services or Town-Owned Buildings

Contact the ADA Coordinator to address the issue. The ADA Coordinator is Fire Chief Jenifer Collins-Brown, located at the Topsfield Fire Department, 27 High Street. Phone: 978-887-5148; email [email protected] .

Public Notice

The Town of Topsfield does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to or operations of its programs, services or activities. The Town of Topsfield does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

Individuals who need auxilliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the Town of Topsfield are invited to make their needs known to the ADA Coordinator.

Copies of the notice are available upon request in accessible formats (large print, audiotape, braille, etc.).

Private Entities

Private entities that operate public accommodations such as hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores, dry cleaners, doctors' offices, bowling alleys and amusement parks do not fall under the ADA Coordinator's purview. Contact the Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice.

Phone: 202-514-0301

Phone: 800-514-0301 Voice

Phone: 800-514-0383 TTY

www.ada.gov