Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Disability Affairs Releases "Full Access Ahead" Report | Print |

The Fulton County Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Disability Affairs has released a new study that evaluates Fulton County’s access to programs, services and activities for persons with disabilities and overall compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Full Access Ahead:  Fulton County ADA Self-Evaluation, Fulton County, Georgia under the Americans with Disabilities Act, was prepared by consultant Irene Bowen of ADA One, LLC.

Following updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2008 and 2010, Fulton County began an in-depth evaluation of its policies, practices, and facilities, to determine whether they present any barriers to the receipt of services or participation in activities by people with disabilities.  The multi-phase effort considers Fulton County’s efforts to equally deliver services to individuals with disabilities, who may be more likely than others to experience challenges in day-to-day activities, unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. 

Full Access Ahead reports results from the completion of the County’s first phase of its ADA Self Evaluation project describing current policies and practices for a large portion of its programs, against the backdrop of the ADA and best practices.  The report considers Fulton County’s efforts to remove barriers in providing services to individuals with disabilities.

The study assesses the County’s strengths in serving individuals with disabilities, as well as areas for future improvement.  The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Disability Affairs is currently working with County departments to address areas for improved service delivery.

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