[nfbmi-talk] bringing nh vr into compliance alternate format ocr

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Sun Apr 3 13:29:53 UTC 2011










Mr. Paul J. Harcz, Jr.

michiganadapt at pcpeople.com

1365 East Mount Morris Road

Mount Morris, Michigan 48458


                                                                        Re:  Complaint No. 01-00-3001


Dear Mr. Harcz:


In an effort to resolve this complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the New Hampshire Department of Education/Vocational Rehabilitation (NHDE/VR) agreed, with respect to communication with you and other persons with disabilities who may need communications in alternative formats, that NHDE/VR would abide by the communication standards adopted by the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Disability on September 13, 2000.  In addition, NHDE/VR agreed to use those standards as its interim standards until such time as an agency or statewide departmental policy was formally approved.


OCR has now determined, based on a review of materials submitted by NHDE on November 4, 2002, that NHDE has completed its commitments described above.  Specifically, on June 20, 2002, the New Hampshire Statewide Rehabilitation Council adopted a policy on providing NHDE/VR communications in accessible formats and policy and procedures for providing customer files in accessible formats.


Based on NHDE’s actions, OCR is closing its monitoring of this complaint effective the date of this letter.  We would like to thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention.  If you have any questions, please telephone me at (617) 223-4146, or Ruth Ricker at (617) 223-9680 or by email at ruth.ricker at ed.gov.






                                                                        J. Michael Burns

                                                                        Program/Legal Coordinator



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