In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), The Virginia Department of Veterans Services will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The Virginia Department of Veterans Services 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: The Virginia Department of Veterans Services will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in VDVS programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Virginia Department of Veterans Services 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. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in VDVS offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.