ADA / Accessibility

Americans with Disabilities Act
 
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and related federal and state laws and regulations forbid discrimination against those who have disabilities.  Furthermore, these laws require federal aid recipients and other government entities to take affirmative steps to reasonably accommodate the disabled and ensure that their needs are equitably represented in transportation programs, services, and activities.
  1. The County will make every effort to ensure that its facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to those with disabilities.  The County will make every effort to ensure that its advisory committees, public involvement activities and all other programs, services, and activities include representation by the disabled community and disabled service groups.
  2. The County encourages the public to report any facility, program, service or activity that appears inaccessible to those who are disabled.  Furthermore, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled individuals who wish to participate in public involvement events or who require special assistance to access facilities, programs, services or activities.  Because providing reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organization or resources, the County asks that a request be made at least twenty (20) calendar days prior to the need for accommodation.
  3. Questions, concerns, comments or requests for accommodations should be made to the County ADA Coordinator:
Rebecca Cable, filling in for the Human Resources Manager
600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33870
HRManager@highlandsfl.gov 
Phone: (863) 402-6509
Fax: (863) 402-6508
Florida Relay Services 711

Refer to Policy 904 of the Highlands County Personnel Rules & Regulations Manual