The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in both employment (Title I) and in the provision of government services (Title II).
- Departments must provide reasonable accommodation to individuals to ensure equal access to their programs and facilities, and
- Departments must ensure that their communication with individuals with disabilities is as effective as their communication with others.
- Providing the most effective accommodation should involve a discussion with the individual requesting the accommodation regarding the type of accommodation that would best serve their needs. Some examples are:
- providing a sign language interpreter for a board meeting, educational forum, public outreach, or class.
- providing materials in an alternate format, such as large print, or Braille.
See ADA Toolkit for more information.
The County has appointed an ADA Coordinator to help Departments provide accommodation and to resolve any potential public concerns about access to County programs and services.