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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-739R

Reasonable Accommodation in Programs and Services for
Individuals with Disabilities

Revises Subject No. 046-739 issued 12/4/14 with respect to the addition of Appendix D:
Contact Information in seven languages for WCB’s DRA/ADA Coordinator, Jaime Benitez.

Date: December 16, 2014

The State of New York has been committed to the proposition that every individual in the State has an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life. This commitment to equal opportunity extends to providing reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities in all state-owned or operated programs and services.

Accordingly, it is the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board’s policy to provide reasonable accommodation in all its accommodations, programs and services. This policy is based on the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II, and all applicable federal regulations thereunder.

The duty of reasonable accommodation applies to:

  • Physical accessibility at government facilities, programs, and events;
  • Policy changes necessary to ensure that all people with disabilities can take part in, and benefit from, all state-owned or operated programs and services;
  • The provision of necessary auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication with persons with disabilities.

The Appendices linked below further ensure appropriate information is consistently made available in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hard copies will be made available upon request.

Please contact Jaime Benitez, Designee for Reasonable Accommodation/ADA Coordinator, for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, 328 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305; phone: (518) 486-5128; email address: Jaime.Benitez@wcb.ny.gov.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair

Attachments:

Appendix A: Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Appendix B: Grievance Procedure Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Appendix C: Americans with Disabilities Act Complaint Form

Appendix D: Contact Information in seven languages for WCB’s DRA/ADA Coordinator, Jaime Benitez