Seal of Dane County County of Dane
The Tamara D. Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion

Americans With Disabilities Act & Title VI Civil Rights Act

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a comprehensive Federal civil rights legislation that guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life. Dane County is a covered entity under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In compliance with the ADA, it’s our goal to provide all individuals with appropriate access to services and facilities that are owned and operated by Dane County government. We recognize that circumstances may change and require service or facility modifications to remain in compliance with the ADA. Dane County is committed to making any necessary improvements to remain accessible. If you observe a potential ADA accessibility issue please contact the ADA Coordinator at (608) 267-1520.

Please note: The Resource section below provides resources that may be able to better meet your needs.

Highlights of Dane County ADA Coordinator Services:

  • Oversees compliance by Dane County government for Titles I & II of the ADA
  • Oversees the ADA reasonable accommodation process for Dane County government employees
  • Insures compliance of Dane County government facilities with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • Provides ADA technical assistance to Dane County staff and Departments
  • Investigates ADA complaints made against the Dane County government
  • Provides ADA Technical Assistance for various Dane County projects
  • Oversees the Sign Language Interpreter program that provides sign language interpreters for Dane County programs and services

Local ADA Resources

Address: 3810 Milwaukee St, Madison, WI 53714

Phone: (608) 242-8484

Advocates for all people who have a disability; provides Info & Referral, Assistive technology info and a loan closet.


Statewide Toll Free Number: 800-928-8778

Provides legal consultation and advocacy to parents and individuals with disabilities (formerly called “Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy”)


Phone: (608) 266-4466

The ADA requires public transit agencies to provide paratransit service to persons with disabilities: Paratransit service complements the same area and hours of the city bus system.


Address: UW-Madison, 702 W. Johnson St - Ste 2104

Phone (V): (608) 263-2741

Phone (Text): (608) 225-7956


UW-Madison Resource for ADA issues. Note: McBurney provides disability-related counseling and advising. Specific questions about academic and degree requirements should be directed to academic advisors.


Dial: "211"

211 connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government services in your area. If you want personal assistance call the three-digit number 211 or 877-947-2211.
Simply dial: “2-1-1” to get an operator on the line who can help you. 


Address: Department of Health Services, 1 West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703

General Phone: (608) 266-1865

TTY Phone: 711 (then give operator general number)


Webpage listing links to WI Statutes + various agencies related to ADA


Phone: (608) 240-7400

Front Desk Receptionist: (608) 240-7474

Toll-Free: (855) 417-6892


Provides information about resources and support on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability and is a one-stop shop for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families.


Address: 744 Williamson St, STE 200, Madison, WI 53703

Phone : (855)947-2529

Walk-In & Phone Intake Times: Potential clients may call or walk-in to our Madison office any time from 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, to see if they are eligible for our services.

Free civil legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens in the Southern half of Wisconsin.


Address: 210 ML King, Jr. Blvd., Rm 523, Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 266-4910


ADA issues pertaining to the City of Madison: promotes equality and the prevention and elimination of discrimination through education and enforcement.


National ADA Resources

Comprehensive Government Website with links to all areas concerned with the ADA: (laws, tech. assistance, building codes, EEOC & DOJ regulations/guidances, and more…)


Covers Title II of ADA (State & Local Government)


Entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons continuing with group health insurance coverage as if the employee had not taken leave.


Title 14 → Chapter II → Subchapter D:
Part 382 - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel

The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in air travel and requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities.


Part of national network of ADA Resource centers. Has information on ADA issues: all 5 Titles of the ADA


Civil Rights/ Title VI

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states:

“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. Sec 2000d)

If you believe that you have been discriminated or retaliated against in the course of seeking employment with, receiving services from, or contracting with Dane County or a Dane County funded agency, please complete the this form.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Contract Compliance Specialist, Joe Oby, at

For Dane County Employees:

Please go on the DCINet and review the Complaint of Discrimination form for instructions.

If you have a discrimination complaint that involves an entity not connected to or receiving funding from Dane County, please utilize the resources listed below: