Disability Affairs and Accommodation

Diversity and Civil Rights Compliance

Disability affairs and accommodations

Disability Affairs and Accommodation

Access for Persons with Disabilities

All people, including persons with disabilities, should be able to fully participate in and have access to County employment activities, programs, services, and facilities in compliance with Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended, relevant state laws, regulations and related County policies.

  • Request for Reasonable Modifications: (Access to Facilities, Programs and Services) Fulton County is committed to ensuring that its physical facilities, programs, services, and activities are inclusive of and, accessible to, all members of the public including qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with Title II of the ADA as amended and, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Request for Effective Communications: (Access to Information) Under Title II of the ADA, all state and local governments are required to take steps to ensure that their communications with people with disabilities are as effective as communications with any other member of the community. This requirement is referred to as "effective communication" and is required except where a state or local government can show that providing effective communication would fundamentally alter the nature of the service or program in question or, would result in an undue financial and administrative burden. Typical methods for effectively communicating with persons with communication-related disabilities may include:
    • Alternate Formats: Printed materials in alternative formats such as Braille, large font print, audio cassettes and/or computer disk/memory devices. All County "print materials" can be provided in an alternate format upon request for persons who are totally blind, visually impaired, or who are unable to read or communicate effectively utilizing the printed word.
    • Sign Language Interpretation: Services that are provided through the use of nationally certified sign language interpreters for persons who are hearing or speech impaired. Certified sign language interpreters may possess expertise and knowledge in the specialized operations including but not limited to medical, legal, judicial, financial, government operations or other areas where a conceptual and operational knowledge of a specific business area greatly enhances the accuracy of the information being communicated.
    • Closed Captioning/Subtitling: Processes of displaying text on a television, video screen, or other visual displays and are typically used as a transcription of the audio portion of a program as it occurs (either verbatim or in edited form), sometimes including descriptions of non-speech elements, for the hearing-impaired. Fulton County currently provides closed-captioning for the hearing impaired during internal and public broadcasts of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners meetings, as well as open-captioning for many of its presentations.

Accommodations

  • Reasonable Accommodations: The Reasonable Accommodations / Interactive process facilitates dialogue between applicants, HR/Personnel and, the hiring department to remove barriers for applicants with disabilities absent undue hardship, during the application process. Click the links below to access the proper form for this request:
  • Request a Reasonable Accommodation
  • Reasonable Accommodations Form Pending


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Federally Required Posting: Notice

FULTON COUNTY ADA TRANSITION PLAN

ADA Transition Plan

Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. In 2011, following the revised (2010) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Fulton County began the conduct of a new multi-phase Self Evaluation and Transition Plan project. Due to the complexity of changes to the County, the new Plan was developed as a multi-phase, multi-year Plan to address the delivery of programs, services, and activities to the public and specifically, its citizens with disabilities. [For more information about the County’s Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan, click here to view the full report]