NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACTIn accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Cuyahoga County, Ohio (“Cuyahoga County”) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities based on disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: Cuyahoga County does not discriminate based on 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: Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga County’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communication accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Cuyahoga County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in all offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of polices or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Cuyahoga County should contact the ADA Coordinator, at 1215 West 3rd Street, Justice Center Complex Cleveland, Ohio 44113, ADA@CuyahogaCounty.us, or (216) 443-5798 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require Cuyahoga County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose any undue financial or administrative burden. Complaints that a program, service, or activity Cuyahoga County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator, at 1215 West 3rd Street, Justice Center Complex Cleveland, Ohio 44113, ADA@CuyahogaCounty.us, or (216) 443-5798.
Cuyahoga 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.