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ADA Policy

Statement of Policy: Commissioners for St. Mary's County

It is the policy of the Commissioners of St. Mary's County, Maryland to ensure that, when viewed in their entirety, St. Mary's County Government services, programs, facilities, and communications are readily accessible and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities to the maximum extent possible. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of St. Mary's County government, or be subjected to discrimination in the provision of such services.

St. Mary's County Government is an equal opportunity employer, and no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be subjected to discrimination in the employment, recruitment, or hiring practices of St. Mary's County government.

In addition:

St. Mary's County Government will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. Upon request, St. Mary's County Government will provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in programs, services, and activities.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of St. Mary's County Government should contact the appropriate office or Contact the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible.

The ADA does not require the St. Mary's County Government to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County have an ADA Coordinator to ensure the coordination of St. Mary's County's compliance with the ADA, including the investigation of any complaint alleging disability-based discrimination or lack of equal accessibility to county services, programs, or facilities.