The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal law that was adopted in 1990. The ADA provides a comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation public accommodations, state and municipal government activities and telecommunications. Different parts of the law became effective on different dates.
Effective January 26, 1992, municipal governments must provide equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in their programs, activities, and services. In addition, cities and towns had to appoint an ADA Coordinator to oversee the municipality’s efforts to comply with the law and handle disability based discrimination complaints.
Issues With Town-Provided Services or Town-Owned Buildings
Contact the ADA Coordinator to address the issue. The ADA Coordinator's Office is located in the Public Health Office of Town Hall at 25 Green Street.
The Town of Ipswich does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to or operations of its programs, services or activities. The Town of Ipswich does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.
Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the Town of Ipswich are invited to make their needs known to the ADA Coordinator.
Copies of the notice are available, upon request, in accessible formats (large print, audiotape, braille, etc.).
Private entities that operate public accommodations, such as hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores, dry cleaners, doctors' offices, bowling alleys and amusement parks do not fall under the ADA Coordinator’s purview. Contact the Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice at: