NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the County’s services, programs, or activities.

Employment: Dougherty County 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: Dougherty County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the County’s programs, services, and activities.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Dougherty County will make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all County programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in County offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Notification: Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a County program, service or activity, should contact Michael McCoy, the County’s ADA Coordinator, at 229-431-2121 or mmccoy@dougherty.ga.us promptly to allow the County to make reasonable accommodations for those persons.

The ADA does not require the County 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 County program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Michael McCoy, County ADA Coordinator, at 229-431-2121 or mmccoy@dougherty.ga.us.

The County 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 or 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.