ADA Requirements

Notice Under The Americans With Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Gadsden, Alabama will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the city’s services, programs, or activities.


The city does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employ­ment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Effective Communication

The city will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the city’s programs, services, and activities. This includes qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies & Procedures

The city will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all city programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in city offices even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a city program, service, or activity, should contact the office of Jerry L. Gladden, Personnel Director at:
P. O. Box 267
Gadsden, AL 359021

or call 256-549-4550 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the city to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a city program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Jerry L. Gladden at 256-549-4550.

The city will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids, services, or reasonable modifications of police, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.