Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities - Policy/Overview
Program activities of the Commission shall be non-discriminatory. No person may be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefit of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program on the basis of a qualifying disability. This policy outlines the policies and processes the Commission will follow to ensure persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation and access to facilities and agency programs.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
A qualified person is an individual who has a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, who has a record of such impairment, or who is regarded as having such impairment.
Requests from qualified persons for accommodations to participate in FWC programs or activities should be directed first to the division or office responsible for the program or activity. A person other than the individual with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation on behalf of the individual. Accommodations not reasonably satisfied at the division or office level, or in which the requester is dissatisfied with the response and chooses to appeal, shall be forwarded to the EEO/AA/ADA Committee for further review. The committee will recommend an appropriate response or resolution to the Executive Director, whose decision shall be final. The agency shall make every effort to respond at each step within 45 days of receipt of the request.
An accommodation will be provided if it does not result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program or activity, impose an undue hardship by causing significant difficulty or expense when considering the agency's size, financial resources and nature and structure of its operation, does not constitute a violation of state or federal law and does not jeopardize the agency's ability to perform the major function of its mission and operations. The agency is not required to provide personal items as required accommodations.
FWC ADA Coordinator - The FWC's ADA Coordinator is housed under the Office of the Executive Director. The ADA Coordinator is Cindy Hoffman, and the Assistant ADA Coordinator is Paul Clemons. Please contact either for information or to request an accommodation to participate.
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