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Americans with Disabilities Act

Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), the City of Lodi will neither discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities, nor exclude or deny individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to receive program benefits and services.

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
The ADA/Section 504 Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the City of Lodi to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and investigating any concerns, complaints or requests regarding access to City programs, services or activities.

Charles Swimley

City of Lodi ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
With assistance from Partice Clemons, CDBG Program Specialist

221 W. Pine Street
P.O. Box 3006
Lodi, CA  95241-1910
(209) 333-6711
711 for Telecommunications Relay Service

Public Comment and Grievance Procedures
The City of Lodi provides opportunities for interested persons, including individuals with disabilities or organizations representing individuals with disabilities, to participate in the review and development of the ADA Transition Plan by submitting comments and making specific recommendations.  Please check for meeting announcements for the City ADA Advisory Panel, the Lodi Improvement Committee and the Lodi City Council.
The City of Lodi has adopted a formal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Links to the ADA Grievance Form and an on-line ADA Access Request and Complaint Form are provided below.  The Grievance Form can be submitted to the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator identified above.

Effective Communication and Accommodation Requests
The City of Lodi will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City of Lodi’s 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.
A person who requires an accommodation, an auxiliary aid or service to participate in a City program, service or activity, or who requests a modification of policies or procedures, should contact the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator as far in advance as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meeting/event.
The ADA does not require the City of Lodi to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. 

Website Accessibility
The City of Lodi is committed to providing services that are accessible for everyone. We continually update our website and review it for compliance with the following accessibility goals:

  1. WAI Priority 1 compliance.
  2. Section 508 compliance.
  3. HTML 4.01 Strict Validation or XHTML 1.0 Transitional Validation.
  4. Structured semantic markup.

While the majority of pages on the website meet these goals, the City of Lodi continues to host legacy documents and applications that do not. If you are having difficulties accessing information or would like to learn more, please send an email to webmaster@lodi.gov

Many of the documents on the City of Lodi Web site are in HTML or ASCII (plain text) formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Web Accessibility Initiative

The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) commitment to lead the Web to its full potential includes promoting a high degree of usability for people with disabilities.

Web Accessibility Initiative, in coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.
The City of Lodi has made efforts to conform to W3C Recommendations and other standards. We welcome any ideas or comments that help us improve the accessibility and usability of our website.

Accessibility Resources
The City of Lodi presents information in several formats. Free tools from the Adobe Corporation and Microsoft are available to assist visually impaired users who may have difficulty accessing this information. These links are provided as a convenience and no endorsement of these products is implied or expressed.

Meeting Announcements
Public comments on issues related to the ADA/Section 504 are encouraged at the following meetings:

ADA Advisory Panel
Quarterly Meetings TBA

Lodi Improvement Committee
Second Tuesday of the Month
6pm, Carnegie Forum Council Chambers
305 W. Pine Street, Lodi 95240

Lodi City Council
First and Third Wednesday of the Month
7pm, Carnegie Forum Council Chambers
305 W. Pine Street, Lodi 95240

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