NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Miami Shores Village, Florida will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. 

Miami Shores Village does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations as outlined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Miami Shores Village will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Village 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. Services we offer include:

  • Large-print brochures
  • Assisted listening devices in Village Council Chambers
  • ASL interpreters (upon request - three day notice required)
  • Video Relay Interpreting (VRI)
  • Inclusive programs and events

To arrange for assistance, please call the Village Clerk at 305-762-4870; Florida Relay Service 711 or 1-800-955-8771 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the service is needed for a scheduled event.

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

The Village 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.

 

Need to make a phone call to someone who has a hearing loss or speech disability? 

Florida Relay is a service provided to residents in the State of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind, or Speech Disabled that connects them to standard (voice) telephone users. Calls can be made 24/7, 365 days a year allowing Florida residents who are in need of Relay services to connect and communicate with anyone at any time. 

Dial 7-1-1 or visit www.ftri.org/relay to learn more. 

Notification that a Village program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the Village’s ADA Coordinator, Scott Davis, at 305-795-2210 or via email at [email protected]; Florida Relay Service 711 or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY).