Types of Reasonable Accommodations, Auxiliary Aids and Services Available under Section 504 and/or Title II of the ADA
Section 504 entitles individuals with disabilities to reasonable accommodations in order to have equal access to an organization's programs and activities. Additionally, under Title II of the ADA, public entities have a duty to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are "as effective as communications with others," and to "furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary" so that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate. Reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and services include:
- Accessible buildings
- Qualified interpreters, notetakers, or real-time computer aided transcription services
- Assistive listening devices or systems, or other effective methods of making aurally delivered information available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Qualified readers, taped texts, audio recordings, Braille materials and displays, large print materials, or other effective methods of making visually delivered materials availalbe to individuals who are blind or have low vision.
*MPS is not required to provide accommodations or modifications that would fundamentally alter the nature of its services, programs, or activities. Additionally, MPS is not required to provide individuals with disabilities with personal or individually prescribed devices, such as wheelchairs, prescription eyeglasses, or hearing aids, or to provide services of a personal nature, such as assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing.