The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted on July 26, 1990. Its purpose is to provide broad anti-discrimination protections for all persons with physical and mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities. The ADA covers employment, public services, public accommodations and services operated by private entities and telecommunications relay services.
The City of Bloomington does not discriminate against or deny the benefits of its services, programs, or activities to a qualified person because of a disability. The City will provide a reasonable accommodation or modify its policies and programs to allow people with disabilities to participate in all City services, programs, activities, and employment. The law 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 on the City. To make a request for a reasonable accommodation, ask for more information, or to file a complaint, contact the Community Outreach and Engagement Division, City of Bloomington, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431-3027; 952-563-8733, MN Relay 711.
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The City of Bloomington is committed to serving individuals with disabilities and making sure accessibility guidelines are met. Bloomington Human Services staff can assist you in understanding the guidelines and regulations that are part of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are faced with any of the following, contact Human Services:
You or someone you know have been discriminated against because of a disability
You are building or renovating a publicly used building in the City of Bloomington and you want to make sure you are meeting ADA guidelines for accessibility.
You are a concerned citizen who believes a public or private entity is not accessible
You have general questions about the ADA guidelines