Americans with Disabilities Act
Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Escambia County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: Escambia County 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: Escambia 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 the Escambia County’s programs, services, and activities.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Escambia County will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs so that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. Click here to make a meeting modification request.
The ADA does not require Escambia County 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 Escambia County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be addressed to the County’s ADA Coordinator: Paulette Stallworth, 221 Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502, Phone: 850-595-4926.
Grievance Procedure Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
A grievance procedure has been established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by Escambia County. The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as the name, address, and phone number of complainant and the location, date, and description of the problem.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant using the online complaint form as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation. Reasonable alternative means of filing complaints will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The ADA Coordinator or his/her designee will contact the complainant within a reasonable time to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. If a complainant is not satisfied with the resolution, then he/she will have a period of time within which to appeal the matter. The appeal process will be explained to the complainant by the ADA Coordinator or his/her designee.
Complaints filed with Escambia County and any written responses or appeals connected therewith will be maintained as public records by Escambia County in accordance with Ch. 119, Florida Statutes.