Modern Optometry, under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 504 Federal Regulations, is required to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.
Our office is handicap accessible with a reserved handicap parking spot in the front of the building as well as ample free parking in the rear of the building. Both front and back doorways are on ground level and do not have any stairs. Our exam rooms and handicap accessible restroom provide ample space for any wheelchair or mobility aid. If you have any questions regarding access to our office, please feel free to ask when calling the office. We will make every effort to accommodate your specific needs.
Pennsylvania Relay Service
Pennsylvania relay Service can be accessed by Dialing 7-1-1 or by the numbers below
- TTY 800-654-5984
- Voice 800-654-5988
- Speech to Speech 844-308-9292
- Spanish 844-308-9291
If you are out of state the following are toll free numbers to access the program
- TTY 800-833-5833
- Voice 800-833-7833
More information can be found at http://www.hamiltonrelay.com/state_711_relay/state.html
At a patient's request, Modern Optometry will provide interpreter services for your examination. We ask that you make this request at the time of making your appointment so we can have adequate time to make necessary arrangements.
Service Animals are defined by the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division as dogs trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. In addition to digs, the ADA now has separate regulations about miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquires are allowed. Authorized Modern Optometry staff may ask two questions:
- Is the dog or horse a service animal required because of a disability?
- What work or task is the animal trained to perform?
The ADA requires that service animals be under the control of the handler at all times and be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the individual's disability prevents them from using these devices.
Exclusions: A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove their animal from the premises unless:
- The animal is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it
- The animal is not housebroken
For more information visit http://disabilityrightspa.org/File/publications/service-animals-in-public-places.pdf
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