In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: VPRA does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: VPRA will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in VPRA’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.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: VPRA will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a VPRA program, service, or activity, should contact Gerica Goodman at (804) 382-4886 or [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require VPRA to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a VPRA program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Gerica Goodman at (804) 382-4886 or [email protected].
VPRA will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy.