People with Disabilities
The Miami-Dade County ADA Office’s mission is to ensure Miami-Dade County’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws. The Office helps County departments understand the importance of the ADA, their obligations under the Act, the options for meeting those obligations and how different options will impact people with disabilities. The Office also works to heighten awareness of disability issues, both within County departments and the local community.
The County ADA Office does not enforce the ADA. The ADA is a federal law which is enforced by the federal government.
The Office of ADA Coordination provides staff support to the Commission on Disability Issues and interfaces with a network of County departmental ADA coordinators. It administers the Municipal Parking Fines Reimbursement Program which distributes parking citation revenues generated by disabled permit parking violations to municipalities.
Issues regarding County employment, including recruitment, job information, the application process, testing, referral, interviews and reasonable accommodation are the responsibility of Human Resources. Employment discrimination complaints are handled by Human Rights and Fair Employment Practices.