Crawford County UW-Extension Non-Discrimination Policy and ADA Notice to the Public

Periodically, UW-Extension takes steps to assure that our partners know and understand our policy of nondiscrimination. This letter is to remind, or notify you that the University of Wisconsin-Extension does not discriminate in the treatment of individuals, in the admission or access to its programs and activities, in the provision of services, or in employment.

Further, UW-Extension will not participate with organizations or in activities which discriminate on the basis of any of the legally prohibited categories of discrimination. Categories of prohibited discrimination include race, color, gender/sex, creed, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status, arrest or conviction record, or membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve components of the military service.

Consistent with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons who need materials in alternative format or other accommodations must write or call the UW-Extension contact person for the specific program or call the Crawford County Extension Office, 326-0224, at least ten (10) working days prior to the event.

Individuals who need TTY access may contact the Crawford County Extension Office by using the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System, 1-800-947-3529 or 711.

On behalf of the Crawford County UW-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, we want to thank you for collaborating with our faculty and staff in their many educational endeavors. We appreciate your support.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Notice to the Public

In accordance with the requirements of Title I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), UW-Extension will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: UW-Extension 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 ADA.

Effective Communication: UW-Extension will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in UW-Extension programs, services, and activities, including 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 and Procedures: UW-Extension will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a reasonable accommodation to participate in a program, service, or activity of UW-Extension, should contact the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by phone at: 608.890.3472, or by email at: kelly.thomas@uwex.uwc.edu.

The ADA does not require the UW-Extension 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 program, service, or activity of UW-Extension is not accessible to persons with disabilities can be directed to Kelly Thomas by phone, fax or mail at:

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

432 N. Lake Street, Room 201

Madison, WI 53706

Email: kelly.thomas@uwex.uwc.edu

Phone: 608.890.3472

Fax: 608.890.0859

Wisconsin Relay: 711