What Accommodations Are Available for People with Disabilities Attending the Film Gala in Paterson NJ?

The Office of Accessibility Services and the Office of Human Resources at Passaic County Community College are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for people with disabilities. In accordance with federal and state laws, they ensure that no qualified person with a disability is excluded from participating in the services, programs, or activities of the college or denied the benefits of those services, programs, or activities. The university is obligated to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities who meet the requirements, as long as it does not cause undue difficulties for the financial or structural functioning of the university. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not guarantee free or discounted admission to caregivers of people with disabilities.

However, there may be times when a person with a disability cannot access goods or services without personal assistance, and a public entity or company may need to consider offering free or discounted tickets to ensure equal access. This will usually have to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For example, a system that provides output only in visual format may not be accessible to people with visual disabilities and a system that provides output only in audio format may not be accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Reasonable accommodations eliminate barriers that prevent people with disabilities from fully participating in housing opportunities, including private housing and in federally assisted programs or activities.

This includes changes that may be necessary so that the person with a disability can use and enjoy housing, including spaces for public and common use, or participate in a program or activity with federal assistance.