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In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, "ADA," Baltimore County Government will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its employment practices, services, programs or activities.

Employment

Baltimore County Government 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 ADA.

Services, Programs and Activities

Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in providing access to its services, programs or activities to program applicants and participants, whether such services, programs or activities are County- or federally-funded. Further, Baltimore County complies with all requirements of Title II of the ADA.

Effective Communication

Baltimore County Government will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Baltimore County Government’s 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

Baltimore 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. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Baltimore County Government’s offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

The ADA does not require Baltimore 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.

Complaints that a program, service or activity of Baltimore County Government is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator.

Baltimore County Government 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 and 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.

Policies for Reasonable Accommodation

Baltimore County is committed to the fair and equal employment of people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodation is the key to this non-discrimination policy. While many individuals with disabilities can work without accommodations, other qualified applicants and employees face barriers to employment without the accommodation process.

It is the policy of Baltimore County to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities when such accommodations are directly related to performing the essential functions of a job, competing for a job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment. This policy applies to all applicants, employees and employees seeking promotional opportunities.

Definition

  • Disability
    For purposes of determining eligibility for a reasonable accommodation, a person with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment that materially or substantially limits one or more major life activities.
  • Reasonable Accommodation
    A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, an employment practice, or the work environment that makes it possible for a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity.

Examples of accommodations may include, but not be limited to:

  • acquiring or modifying equipment or devices
  • modifying training materials
  • making facilities readily accessible
  • modifying work schedules
  • reassignment to a vacant position

Reasonable accommodation applies to three aspects of employment:

  1. To assure equal opportunity in the employment process
  2. To enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job
  3. To enable an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment

Codes

The following are locations of current building codes relating to accessibility:

Documents accessed from this webpage are available in alternate format on request.

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Contact

Office of the ADA Coordinator

111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Room 120
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours:

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone:

410-887-3987

TTY:

Maryland Relay–711

Fax

410-337-8496

ADA Coordinator

John Bryan

 
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