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

Employment:

Lee 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Effective Communication:

Lee 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, 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:

 Lee County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities.

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 the office of Joan LaGuardia at 239-533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or jlaguardia@leegov.com, as soon as possible but no later than five (5) business days before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require Lee 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 program, service or activity of Lee County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Joan LaGuardia at 239-533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or jlaguardia@leegov.com.

Lee 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, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

 

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