What are the Requirements of Title II?

Equality in participation and benefits: Persons with disabilities must have an equally effective opportunity to participate in or benefit from Town programs, services, and activities. (See the “Equally Effective Communication” section below.)


  • A deaf or hearing impaired individual does not experience equal opportunity to benefit from attending a public meeting unless s/he has access to what is said through an interpreter or by being provided with an assistive listening device or real-time captioning.
  • A wheelchair user will not have an equal opportunity to participate in a program if applications must be filed on the second floor office of a building without an elevator.

Use of printed information alone is not equally effective for those with low vision who cannot read regular written material

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