ADA Policy

Accessibility Policy:

Perry County, Tennessee, County Government welcomes everyone to this online platform. We are committed to ensuring that the website is accessible to people with disabilities including those with mobility, cognition, independent living, hearing, vision and self-care disabilities. This commitment has resulted in a review of the online content of the website and any third-party contributors of software systems deployed in the website’s functionality.

Our web developers and content managers have undertaken a review of the existing website with a goal of ensuring that the content, graphics and photos are accessible to those who are navigating the website with assistive technology or who require additional website features to access content. Further, steps have been taken to ensure that the website design is an intuitively driven navigation that does not place impediments for those navigating with special technology.

Some specific actions that have been taken to assure accessibility include:

  • Providing descriptive alternative language for photos and graphics
  • Providing audio alternatives or readable PDF content or access to alternate assistance for content for certain types of diagrams or specifications
  • Deployment of the software, UserWay, located on the top left of the navigation of every page of the website.

This software enables users to enhance font size, contrast of the colors on the page of the website, change spacing between letters and provides an audible rendering of the website

  • Minimizing “clicks” required to access additional information
  • Creating consistent top page navigation buttons
  • Left justification of text to work with reader systems
  • Eliminating Pop Up text boxes that interfere with technology readers
  • Closed Captioning of videos used on the website
  • An ongoing review of third-party software systems to understand their compatibility with assistive technology.

Working toward accessibility is an ongoing commitment on behalf of Perry County, Tennessee, County Government. As such we invite users who encounter areas of the website that would benefit from additional review and work to contact us at: 931.589.2216.

Rev. 12.1.2019

Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure

This grievance procedure is established to meet the requirements of the ADA. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by Perry County Government.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number, email address of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted as soon as possible, preferably within 60 calendar days of the alleged violation to:

Casey Long, ADA Coordinator

Perry County Mayor’s Office

121 East Main St, PO Box 16

Linden TN 37096

931-589-2216

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, ADA Coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, ADA Coordinator will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in format that is accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of Perry County Government and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the ADA Coordinator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Perry County Mayor or designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Perry County Mayor or designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Perry County Mayor or designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format that is accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

 

ADA Transition Plan

 

 

Facility Perry County Courthouse

 

Contact Person Casey Long Department Mayor’s Office

 

Email caseyl@perrycountytn.com Phone 931-589-2216

 

Area Access Issue Solution Target

Date

Comments
Courthouse Outdated Signage Replace signage to comply with 703 December 2020 Inventory information signage in the courthouse and update with current standard.
Lobby/ Main Floor Lobby water fountain Install new fountain to comply with 211 and 602 December 2020 Remove existing water fountain from courthouse lobby and install a new ADA compliant model
Courthouse Service Counters Modify counters to comply with 904.4.2

 

December 2022 Currently, some service counters are above the maximum allowed height for ADA compliance

 

Facility Perry County Veteran’s Park

 

Contact Person Casey Long Department Mayor’s Office

 

Email caseyl@perrycountytn.com Phone 931-589-2216

 

Area Access Issue Solution Target

Date

Comments
Veteran’s Park Signage Place ADA Compliant signage in needed areas to comply with 703 Year End 2021 Inventory areas for signage needs and install
Parking Lot Handicap Parking Install handicap parking spaces & van accessibility with signage at playground/ballfield to comply with 502 Year End 2021 Currently there are no handicap parking signs and no van accessible spaces for parking in the lot
Concession Stand Concession Accessibility Lower serving window counter to comply with 904.4 Year End 2021 Serving window currently exceeds maximum height of 36’’
Men’s & Women’s Restroom Restroom Accessibility Update men’s and women’s facilities to comply with 308, 603.2, 604.5, 606.1 & 609 Year End 2021 Replace faucets, toilets and grab bars, readjust space to provide proper clearance and readjust dispensers to appropriate heights
Park Stands Bleacher Accessibility Replace bleachers to comply with 221 & 802 Replace bleachers with structures that have handicap accessible areas, appropriate risers and landings
Playground Playground Accessibility Evaluate space to provide accessibility to comply with 302 & 1008 Year End 2021 Determine if accessibility to playground is possible and evaluate area for potential upgrades
Veteran’s Park Sidewalks Correct various sidewalk areas based on assessment Year End 2021 Currently, some sidewalks require spot improvement to meet minimum standard for compliance
Veteran’s Park Dugouts Install ramps to dugouts that comply with 405 Year End 2021 Dugouts are currently not accessible