Civil Rights/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits state and local governments from discriminating against qualified individuals on the basis of the individual’s disability in government employment, at government facilities, and in the provision of government services, programs and activities.  The ADA defines “disability” as a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual.

A qualified individual with a disability is one who meets the essential eligibility requirements for receipt of services or participation in the City of Danville's programs, activities or services with or without (1) reasonable modifications to the City of Danville's rules, policies or practices; (2) removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers; or (3) provision of auxiliary aids and services. An individual who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others is not qualified.

The ADA applies to all programs, services and activities offered by the City of Danville. These include, but are not limited to: the facilities and sites of City of Danville programs, services and activities; City of Danville roads, parking lots, sidewalks and pathways; communications between the City of Danville and the public; courses and examinations offered by the City of Danville; and employment and public transportation services. The ADA also extends to programs, services, and activities provided by a City contractor for the benefit of the residents of, visitors to, the City of Danville.

In accordance with the ADA, the City of Danville will not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability on the basis of a disability in the provision of its services, programs or activities.  

Additionally, the City of Danville will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations, unless the accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the program, service or activity; or result in an undue financial or administrative burden.

Please direct requests for an accommodation, auxiliary aid or modification to policy in order to participate in a City program, service or activity to the sponsoring department as soon as possible before the program, service or activity is scheduled to begin, but in all instances no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

Civil Rights/Title VI Program

The City of Danville ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact 434-799-5100.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 clarified the intent of Title VI to include all programs and activities of Federal aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors even where those programs and activities are not federally funded. Recently, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed renewed emphasis on Title VI issues, including providing meaningful access to persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

The City of Danville (“the City”) receives federal funding from multiple federal agencies; such funding is both direct and indirect through pass-through grants. The City receives public transportation funding and senior transportation funding from FTA and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT); the Department of Social Services administers federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Social Security Administration; the Departments of Community Development and Public Works receive funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). As a recipient and/or sub-recipient of federal funds, the City has developed policies, programs, and practices that ensure that such funds are used in a manner that is nondiscriminatory as required under Title VI.

Complaints/Grievance Procedure

Complaints concerning discrimination on the basis of disability or Title VI discrimination by the City of Danville, Virginia may be submitted using the following methods: 

Online Form

Submit the Complaint Form to
Amanda D. Paez
ADA Coordinator/Title VI Manager
Danville, VA 24541

Submit the Complaint Form to

You will be contacted the complaint within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint to discuss the complaint and will respond in writing within 15 days of the discussion.