In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the City of Miami will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious or family status, sex, national origin, age or disability in the City services, programs or activities.
Employment: The City of Miami 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Effective Communication: The City of Miami 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 City programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City of Miami will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all the City programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the City offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the Office of the City Clerk, the ADA coordinator, or other contact as indicated in the public announcement at least three days prior to the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the City of Miami to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Any Complaints related to a City program, service or activity that is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator.
The City will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.