What are the Limitations?

Among other limiting concepts contained in the ADA and its implementing regulations, the ADA places limitations on the Town’s duty to act in the manner set forth below.

  • No fundamental alterations/undue financial and administrative burdens: The Town is not required to make a modification that would fundamentally alter the nature of its service, program or activity or result in undue financial or administrative burdens.
  • No personal services and devices: The Town is not required to provide people with disabilities with personal or individually prescribed devices (wheelchairs, hearing aids or communication devices) or to provide services of a personal nature (such as assistance in eating, toileting or dressing) unless providing such services are part of the services offered by the program.
  • Barrier removal requirements for existing facilities: Barrier removal need be accomplished only when it is “readily achievable” to do so.
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