Disability Access & Request for Public Input

NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the County of San Luis Obispo will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: County of San Luis Obispo 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.

Effective Communication: County of San Luis Obispo will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in County of San Luis Obispo programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: County of San Luis Obispo will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy its 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 County of San Luis Obispo, should contact the office of the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the County of San Luis Obispo 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 County of San Luis Obispo is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the County’s ADA Coordinator:

John Schwind, ADA Coordinator, Risk Manager
County of San Luis Obispo
1055 Monterey Street, Ste D-250
San Luis Obispo, CA  93408
Phone: (805) 781-5959 Fax: (805) 781-1044
Email: jschwind (at) co.slo.ca.us

The County of San Luis Obispo 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.

Website Accessibility and Accuracy

San Luis Obispo County will make reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information available to all users of its website. However, neither San Luis Obispo County, nor any department, officer, or employee of the County, warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his/her own risk. San Luis Obispo County shall not be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of access to, use of or inability to use this website, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.

Public Notice and Posting

The County of San Luis Obispo, in keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation.  The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for access for individuals with disabilities to County facilities, parks, programs, services, activities and events. 

The County of San Luis Obispo is seeking input from agencies, organizations and individuals with disabilities.  As an agency, organization or individual, the value of stakeholder guidance will help to address and prioritize current and future needs. Individuals who would like to provide input are invited to complete a survey, call or email the ADA Coordinator.  Surveys are available for organizations that represent individuals with disabilities, patrons, community members, employees, and other interested individuals who wish to participate in the evaluation. 

Your comments and opinions are important to us and will provide valuable information regarding how the County of San Luis Obispo can better serve individuals with disabilities. Surveys are available from County ADA Coordinator John Schwind.

Please contact Mr. Schwind if you have questions or comments or would like to request a survey in an alternate format. Mr. Schwind can also provide you with information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

The County of San Luis Obispo complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.

Related Forms & Documents

ADA Transition Plan
ADA Grievance Policy