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Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to ensure inclusive and equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in all aspects of American life. By breaking down and eliminating barriers, the ADA provides individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of community life.

The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Under the law, the City of Prescott must ensure that its programs, services and activities are readily accessible and usable by qualified persons with disabilities. As a public entity, the city will reasonably modify its policies, practices and procedures to ensure the full participation of everyone.

Employment: The City 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 will provide reasonable and appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and materials in alternate formats, whenever necessary to ensure effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all city programs, services, and activities.

Architectural Barriers: The City will take all required action to provide access to its buildings and facilities to individuals with disabilities.

Fundamental Alterations/Undue Burden: The ADA does not require the City 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 City program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities and requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the following individuals. When in doubt, the Citywide Coordinator will assist you in routing your request. For special accommodations at a City Council Meeting, please notify the ADA Coordinator at 928-777-1380 at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting time.

Citywide ADA Coordinator (Meetings and All Other Program Access)
928-777-1380, ADACoordinator@prescott-az.gov, 201 S Cortez, Prescott, AZ, 86303

Issues Regarding Physical Access to City of Prescott Facilities
Facilities Manager – 928-777-1201, ADAFacilities@prescott-az.gov, 433 N Virginia Street, Prescott, AZ, 86303

Issues Regarding Public Right of Way (Curbs, Sidewalks, Parking)
Traffic Engineer – 928-777-1653, ADAROW@prescott-az.gov, 433 N Virginia Street, Prescott, AZ, 86303

Issues Regarding Current Employment (City Employees) or Interview Accommodation (Applicants for Employment)
Human Resources – 928-777-1284, ADAHR@prescott-az.gov, 220 S Marina Street, Prescott, AZ 86303

For accessible communications, please dial 7-1-1 for the Arizona Telecommunications Relay Service.

What is 7-1-1

The number 7-1-1 is a relay number for every state in this country. When a TTY caller or a non-TTY user calls the relay number, the operator will dial the number s/he wishes to contact and relay the messages between two parties using voice and TTY.

How to Use 7-1-1

  • Call the 7-1-1 for the accessible communications service that you seek
  • Give the Communication Assistant the number you wish to call
  • Wait for the Communication Assistant to connect your call

What about 9-1-1?

In an emergency, please don't call 7-1-1. Instead, call 9-1-1 directly. 9-1-1 centers have accessible communications equipment and are prepared to handle emergencies. The Prescott Regional Communications Center dispatches for City police and fire emergencies. Their direct non-emergency TDD number is 928-445-6811.

Visit the Arizona Relay Service 7-1-1 website for more information about resources, types of communication, and other available services: http://www.azrelay.org/