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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: Policy/Overview

Program activities of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) shall be non-discriminatory.  No person may be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefit of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program on the basis of a qualifying disability.  This policy outlines the policies and processes the Commission will follow to ensure persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation and access to facilities and agency programs.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A qualified person is an individual who has a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, who has a record of such impairment, or who is regarded as having such impairment.

Requests from qualified persons for accommodations to participate in FWC programs or activities should be directed first to the division or office responsible for the program or activity.  A person other than the individual with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation on behalf of the individual.  Accommodations not reasonably satisfied at the division or office level, or in which the requester is dissatisfied with the response and chooses to appeal, shall be forwarded to the EEO/AA/ADA Committee for further review.  The EEO/AA/ADA Committee will review your request and provide comments to the Agency’s Executive Director or designee, to review and render a decision. The Executive Director’s decision shall be final.  The agency shall make every effort to respond at each step within 45 days of receipt of the request.

An accommodation will be provided if it does not result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program or activity, impose an undue hardship by causing significant difficulty or expense when considering the agency's size, financial resources and nature and structure of its operation, does not constitute a violation of state or federal law and does not jeopardize the agency's ability to perform the major function of its mission and operations.  The agency is not required to provide personal items as required accommodations.

Discrimination Policy

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission does not allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility of this agency, write to: FWC Office of Human Resources, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600; Telephone: 850-488-6411 or write to: Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.

FWC ADA Coordinator

The FWC's ADA Coordinator is housed under the Office of the Executive Director. The ADA Coordinator is Paul Clemons. Please contact Paul for information or to request an accommodation to participate.

Mail: 620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

Telephone: 850-488-6411

For information or assistance on ADA license renewals or general license renewals, please contact the Office of Licensing and Permitting at 850-488-3641.

E-mail: [email protected]

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