Augusta, Georgia is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to participate in and benefit from the programs, services and activities provided to the public and are not subject to disability-based discrimination. It is our policy to identify and remove both structural and non-structural barriers, to provide reasonable accommodations and auxiliary services and to modify policies, practices and procedures as required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
Primary Responsibilities of the Compliance Department’s Accessibility Division
Click here for the Accessibility Barrier Report Form.
- Oversee compliance and enforcement of Title II of the ADA in all Augusta-Richmond County Government services, programs and facilities
- Publish a Notice of Disability Non-discrimination in each government facility and online
- Provide training on the ADA and other federal and state disability laws to Augusta-Richmond County employees
- Establish a disability discrimination grievance procedure and investigate complaints of disability discrimination
- Conduct ADA Self-evaluations of services, programs and facilities
- Develop ADA Transition Plans for progressive remediation of any government programs, services or facilities that are not currently accessible
- Coordinate with other Augusta-Richmond County Government departments and agencies to ensure compliance with all federal and state disability civil rights laws and regulations
- Provide opportunities for input and feedback from individuals with disabilities in the community
- Establish and publish reasonable accommodation request procedures
- Maintain a list of auxiliary service and alternative text vendors
- Engage with local disability advocacy and service agencies
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal and state disability laws and regulations
- Provide information about the ADA and related laws to the community at large