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Accessibility and ADA Compliance

ADA Accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights law that mandates the elimination of discrimination against persons with a qualifying disability. State agencies strive to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals to enable them to do the essential functions of a job. State agencies must also remove barriers to participation in state-sponsored programs, services and activities when necessary.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks seeks to ensure that its programs, services, and activities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks provides many representative recreational opportunities. To learn more or to request modifications or accommodations relative to a disability, contact Shelley Juvan, ADA Coordinator, at (406)444-2602.

Web Standards

Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.

In 1993, Governor Racicot issued a statement providing "assurance that state agencies will comply with the guidelines which require electronic and information technology accessibility" as established under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and in keeping with the spirit of The Americans with Disability Act.

The 2001 Montana Legislature passed HB 239 (now codified as 18-5-601 - 605, MCA) to provide for "access to information technology for individuals who are blind or visually impaired… "

Web Accessibilty Resources

We have compiled a list of helpful links to resources about Web standards, Section 508, Montana laws. Learn more

Crossing the Barriers

Crossing the Barriers is FWP's program dedicated to improving access to Montana's recreational opportunities on FWP managed public lands through out the state.

Reporting Accessibility Problems

FWP is commited to continually improving their accessibility programs and services.   If you find a problem with a facility, or simply have a suggestion to improve overall accessibility please send your comments to:

Crossing the Barriers

For questions or problems accessing the FWP website contact FWP Webmaster.

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