Americans with Disabilities Act
Augusta, Georgia wants all of our citizens to participate in the programs, services, and activities offered by the government. Therefore, it is our policy to create an inclusive organizational environment as outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). As a government entity, we are committed to empowering persons with disabilities to participate in the social and economic life of the community by eliminating physical and attitudinal barriers.
Primary Responsibilities of the Compliance Department’s Accessibility Division
- 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
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ADA Programs and Plans
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