NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Title II
Local Government – Services, Programs or Activities
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Sarasota County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.
Effective Communication: Sarasota County will, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Sarasota County services, programs or activities. Possible aids and services include 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: Sarasota County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and services, programs or activities to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its services, programs or activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcome in Sarasota County buildings, 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 services, programs or activities of Sarasota County, should contact the: Sarasota County ADA/ Civil Rights Coordinator.
Please make requests as soon as reasonably possible before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the Sarasota County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its services, programs or activities, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a service, program or activity of Sarasota County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to: Sarasota County ADA/ Civil Rights Coordinator.
Sarasota 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/services or reasonable modifications of policy.