Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

A press release by the United States Department of Justice, Eastern District of Louisiana, concerning  the following Settlement Agreement, was issued on September 8, 2004, by Jim Letten, United StatesAttorney.

The text of the agreement can be found at : http://www.ada.gov/waparish911.htm

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Communication District of Washington Parish will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the District's services, programs, or activities.  Individuals who use telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDD's) will be provided direct access to the District's telephone emergency services, including 9-1-1 services.  The District will provide telephone emergency services to individuals who use TDD's that are as effective as provided to others.