The City of Providence strives to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of a qualified disability, race, color, national origin, age, sex, income level, or Limited English Proficiency, be discriminated against under any of the programs, activities, or services it provides, as a local government subject to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1967 (Title VI), and other related authorities.
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About the ADA
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities passed by Congress in 1990 and amended in 2008. It provides protection against discrimination in both employment and the provision of goods and services. The purpose of the ADA is to provide a “clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.” Congress emphasized that the ADA seeks to dispel stereotypes and assumptions about disabilities and to assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities.
About Title VI
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1967 (Title VI) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs or activities of organizations receiving federal financial assistance. Other federal statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, age, and disability. Presidential Executive Order 12898 addresses environmental justice in minority and low-income populations. Presidential Executive Order 13166 addresses services to those individuals with limited English proficiency. These Presidential Executive Orders and related statutes fall under the umbrella of Title VI. Federal-aid recipients, subrecipients and contractors are required to prevent discrimination and ensure nondiscrimination in all of their programs, activities and services whether these programs, activities and services are federally funded or not.