Meeting and Event Accessibility – Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Accessibility
If you require special accommodations to participate in any Brevard Family Partnership meeting, event, or activity, please call Debbie Davidson-Cook, Chief Compliance and Utilization Officer at (321) 752-4650 ext. 3064 at least seven days prior to the date of the activity.
No person shall, on the grounds of age, color, handicap, national origin, race religion or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal assistance. Additionally, all clients and applicants for services who have impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills are entitled to equal opportunity to use and benefit from programs and services of Brevard Family Partnership.
Auxiliary aids will be provided free of charge to the client or applicant which may include brailed and taped materials, interpreters or other aids. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.
The following are procedures and minimum requirements for ensuring accessibility of meetings, conferences, and seminars to persons with sensory, speech or mobility impairments or Limited English Proficiency.
A. Facilities used for meetings, conferences, and seminars will be reviewed for accessibility by the unit sponsoring the activity in coordination with the designated ADA/Section 504 Coordinator.
B. When meetings, conferences, and seminars are scheduled, information will be included in the advertisements, conference registration materials, or meetings notices that sensory impaired or Limited English Proficient participants will be provided with necessary auxiliary aids or interpreters, at no cost to them. The information will include the name of a contact person and a date by which the person must request such assistance. The registration process will include a method for determining the number and type of persons with disabilities or Limited English Proficiency needing assistance as well as the type of personal assistance or accommodation requested.
C. The following provisions are required if sensory, speech , mobility impaired, or Limited English Proficient persons plan to attend the specific meetings, conference, or seminar:
- Certified interpreters for hearing or speech impaired persons and accessibility or Teletype (TTY) equipment. NOTE: When telephones are provided for use by participants or residents (customers, employees or the public), TDDs must be provided for participants or residents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
- Adequate lighting in meeting rooms so signing by interpreter can be readily seen.
- Readers or cassette recordings to enable full participation by vision-impaired persons.
- Interpreters for Limited English Proficient persons.
- Agenda and other conference materials translated into usable form for visually and hearing-impaired or Limited English Proficient participants.
- Parking spaces clearly marked with appropriate ramps and curb cuts will be provided for persons with disabilities.
- Where parking is available on or adjacent to the site, one 96-inch wide space with a 60-inch access aisle shall be set aside for the care of each mobility-impaired participant requesting such.