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  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to ensure inclusive equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in all aspects of American life. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and provides for equal access to education, housing, transportation, health care and employment.The ADA prohibits discrimination:
    • in employment (Title I)
    • in the provision of State and local government programs, services and benefits (Title II)
    • by private business and other entities that operate places of “public accommodation” (Title III)
    • provisions for the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired (Title IV)

    The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) went into effect on January 1, 2009. According to Congress, the ADAAA was passed “to carry out the ADA’s objectives of providing a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination’ and ‘clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards addressing discrimination’ by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA.”

    By breaking down and eliminating barriers, individuals with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of community life. Most of all, the ADA enables society as a whole, and the Pima County community specifically, to benefit from the skills, talents, gifts and other contributions of individuals with disabilities. Pima County Government is committed to ensuring that the terms and conditions mandated by the ADA as amended are enforced within the County’s level of authority and within its jurisdiction.

    Pima County employees who wish to discuss a reasonable accommodation for their workplace, Pima County applicants who require special testing accommodations and members of the general public who have questions or concerns about access for disabled individuals are encouraged to contact the Pima County ADA Coordinator.  For additional information see Board of Supervisors Policy D.30.2 and Administrative Procedure 23-29.

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    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    Lisa Creager
    ADA Coordinator
    150 W. Congress St., 4th Floor
    Tucson AZ 85701

    Phone: (520) 724-8028
    Fax: (520) 724-8253


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