Americans With Disabilities Act Office


The mission of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Office is to work toward a universally-designed environment that makes it easy for all people, regardless of disability, to participate fully in community life.
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This mission echoes the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is the policy of the City of Schenectady to provide equal access to all City sponsored services, programs and activities for citizens, visitors and employees with disabilities.
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The City of Schenectady will work to assure the advancement of legal rights and the promotion of maximum opportunities, accommodations and accessibility for all citizens.

Notice Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Schenectady will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City's services, programs, activities, or employment practices.

The City will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services, unless to do so would result in a fundamental alteration of its programs or an undue administrative or financial burden.

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 ADA.

Complaints that a City program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the City ADA Coordinator by calling 518-382-5073 or by email at