Accessibility

Bend Park and Recreation District values inclusiveness and works to reduce barriers to our programs, facilities and services for people with disabilities. BPRD’s Americans with Disabilities Act ADA Transition Plan establishes the District’s ongoing commitment to serving the needs of the community by providing universal accessibility to its facilities and programs.

Additional information about the ADA Transition Plan, employment, programs, services and this website is listed below.

Questions regarding accessibility and requests for accommodations can be directed to:

ADA Coordinator, Vanessa DeMoe
Bend Park & Recreation District
799 SW Columbia St., Bend, OR 97702
Email:
info@bendparksandrec.org
Phone: (541) 389-7275

ADA Transition Plan:

The ADA Transition Plan will be used to help guide future planning and implementation of accessibility improvements in BPRD’s parks, trails, open spaces and buildings. The plan is a dynamic, living document that will evolve over time. As projects are completed, project schedules evolve, or cost estimates change, staff will update the ADA Transition Plan to reflect those changes.

Employment:

In accordance with the requirements of ADA Title I, BPRD will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. BPRD will provide qualified individuals an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available to others.

For information regarding employment at Bend Park & Recreation District, please visit the Employment page or contact:
Kelly Powell, Human Resources Specialist
Phone: (541) 706-6132
Fax: (541) 330-1019
Email: kelly@bendparksandrec.org

To request employment materials in alternate formats, please use the Request for Accommodations or Alternative Materials Form (pdf).

Forms for requesting employment materials in alternative formats are also available at the BPRD District Office, located at 799 SW Columbia St. Bend, OR 97702. To have the form mailed, faxed, or emailed to a residence or business, please contact the ADA Coordinator listed at the top of this page. Please make requests for materials in alternative formats at least one week in advance.

Programs, Services and Activities:

To help ensure equal access to Bend Park & Recreation District programs, services and activities through ADA Title II, the District will reasonably modify policies and/or procedures and provide auxiliary aids and/or services to persons with disabilities.

To request auxiliary aids and/or services, please complete the  Request for Accommodations or Alternative Materials Form (pdf). 

Forms for requesting auxiliary aids and/or services are also available at the BPRD District Office, located at 799 SW Columbia St. Bend, OR 97702. To have the form mailed, faxed, or emailed to a residence or business, please contact the ADA Coordinator listed at the top of this page.

To learn more about Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Sports opportunities, visit our Therapeutic Recreation page. For further questions on Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Sports, please contact Cheryl Kelley, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator at (541) 706-6121, cheryl@bendparksandrec.org with such requests.

Website Accessibility:

Bend Park & Recreation District is committed to ensuring that this website remains accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. If any portion of this website is inaccessible to you, please contact the ADA Coordinator to request an alternative format at the contact information listed at the top of this page. Please make requests for materials in alternative formats at least one week in advance.

Assistance Using Alternative Programs for this Website:

Your computer or mobile device may be able to run this website in different programs to aid in the website’s accessibility.

This website includes files in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel formats. Follow the links below to download free viewers if they are not currently installed on your computer.

Acrobat Reader (.pdf files):

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Note: If you are using a screen reader that is not compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe will convert PDFs into either HTML or ASCII text. To find out more about Adobe and accessibility, visit access.adobe.com.

Microsoft Word (.doc files):

Download Microsoft Word Viewer

Microsoft Excel (.xls files):

Download Microsoft Excel Viewer

Note: With Microsoft Word and Excel Viewers, you can view, print, and copy document contents to another program. However, you cannot edit an open document, save a document, or create a new document. (Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP)

Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt files):

Download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer

Enlarging Text on Websites:

You can resize the text that your browser displays for all portions of this website that allow text resizing, by changing your browser’s settings. Follow the directions below for your specific browser. Many newer browsers also allow you to change text size by pressing the CTRL key and simultaneously using the scroll wheel on your mouse to increase or decrease text size.

Firefox:

Select View->Text Size.
Your choices are Increase, Normal, or Decrease.

Internet Explorer:

Select View->Text Size.
Your choices are Largest, Larger, Medium, Smaller, or Smallest.

Netscape or Mozilla:

Select View->Text Zoom.
Your choices are Smaller, Larger, 100% (Original Size), and other percent sizes.

Safari:

Select View->Make Text Bigger
or View->Make Text Smaller.

Chrome:

Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings.
In the “Web Content” section, use the “Font size” drop-down menu to make adjustments.

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