Mobile GOVERNMENT

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


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Welcome to the City of Mobile's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website.

This site exists to help you get information or to resolve complaints regarding ADA issues within the City of Mobile. Use this website for easy access to the information and/or forms you may need.


CITY OF MOBILE'S AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TRANSITION PLAN

The City of Mobile's Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan was updated on August 30, 2016. The Plan considered public input received to the draft plan, during meetings of the Mobile Advisory Commission on the Disabled, and at the public meeting held on June 14, 2016, from 4-6 pm, at Mobile Government Plaza First Floor Multipurpose Room, 205 Government St, Mobile, Alabama.

The Plan includes reference to maps of the City's sidewalk system generated during the Plan's preparation. Those sidewalk maps may be accessed below.

List of Sidewalk Maps Pertaining to the Plan

This plan will be reviewed and updated regularly. Comments or questions regarding the Plan, and for consideration for future updates to the Plan, may be submitted in writing by completion of the online form, by email to donald.rose@cityofmobile.org, or by mail to Don Rose, Chief Procurement Officer / ADA Coordinator, City of Mobile, 205 Government St, Mobile AL 36644.



NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The City of Mobile is committed to becoming the safest, most business and family friendly city in America by 2020. Fair and humane treatment of everyone, especially those with disabilities, is reflective of our character as a city and community. Preventable access barriers to city services, programs, activities, or employment for disabled persons present an unwelcoming and unprofessional impression, and limit the city's potential and sense of community.

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Mobile will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City of Mobile 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: The City of Mobile 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 City of Mobile'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: The City of Mobile 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  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 the City of Mobile, should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. The linked ADA request form may be used for this purpose. Additionally, requestors may directly communicate their request with the city department organizing the event, or, for all City Council meetings and public hearings, the City Clerk's office.

The City of Mobile 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.

The ADA does not require the City of Mobile 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 the City of Mobile is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the city's ADA Coordinator via the form linked to this web page, or directly to:

Don Rose, Chief Procurement Officer/ADA Coordinator,
City of Mobile,
205 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36644,
251-208-7436.



Resources:
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Grievance Policy

Email:
Title I ADA & Title II ADA
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