Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), Martin County Board of County Commissioners will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: Martin County Board of County Commissioners does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: Martin County Board of County Commissioners will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Martin County Board of County Commissioners programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Martin County Board of County Commissioners will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Martin County Board of County Commissioners offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Martin County Board of County Commissioners, should contact the office of Human Resources and Risk Management ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the Martin County Board of County Commissioners to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Martin County Board of County Commissioners is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator.
Martin County Board of County Commissioners will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.