Reasonable Modification Request
It is the policy of the City of Wheat Ridge to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability.
The City of Wheat Ridge will, upon the request of a qualified individual who is known to have, or who discloses, a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act title I regulations, §1630.2 Definitions), enter into an interactive process to identify an appropriate reasonable accommodation for that individual. Requests for modifications in policies, practices, or procedures will be granted to the extent possible, unless the City of Wheat Ridge can demonstrate that making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity.
The City of Wheat Ridge is not required to provide a reasonable modification to an individual who meets the definition of “disability” solely under the “regarded as” prong of the definition of disability. Nothing in the Americans with Disabilities Act Part 35 regulations provides the basis for a claim that an individual without a disability was subject to discrimination because of a lack of disability, including a claim that an individual with a disability was granted a reasonable modification that was denied to an individual without a disability.
The City of Wheat Ridge may impose legitimate safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of its services, programs, or activities. However, the City of Wheat Ridge will ensure that its safety requirements are based on actual risks, not on mere speculation, stereotypes, or generalizations about individuals with disabilities.
ADA Part 35 regulations do not require the City of Wheat Ridge to provide to individuals with disabilities personal devices, such as wheelchairs; individually prescribed devices, such as prescription eyeglasses or hearing aids; readers for personal use or study; or services of a personal nature including assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing.
To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures please use the form below or contact (ADA Coordinator, Kelly McLaughlin at [email protected] or 303-235-2885) as soon as possible, preferably 7 days before the activity or event.