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ADA Toolkit – Resources and Training

Welcome to County of Sonoma’s ADA Toolkit!

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in both employment (Title I) and in the provision of government services (Title II).

The County of Sonoma is committed to providing equal access to its buildings, programs and services. The County’s Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update (SETP) adopted in December 2009 details the County’s plan to comply with the ADA, and provides information on each County Department and a list of community resources.

The County has also appointed an ADA Coordinator to help Departments provide accommodation and to resolve any potential public concerns about access to County programs and services.

Departments must provide reasonable accommodation to individuals to ensure equal access to their programs and facilities, and Departments must ensure that their communication with individuals with disabilities is as effective as their communication with others. This may mean providing a sign language interpreter for a board meeting, educational forum, public outreach or class. This may mean providing materials in an alternate format, such as large print or Braille. The most effective accommodation should involve the individual requesting the accommodation in a discussion on what type of accommodation would best serve their needs.

ADA Title II

This ADA Toolkit is intended for Title II applications only — providing accommodation for equal access to County programs and services.

This Toolkit is intended as an easy on-line reference to aid Departments in providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a guide to performing the more common accommodation transactions. Please consult with your Department’s ADA Liaison or the County’s ADA Coordinator if you would like additional information, or need help resolving an accommodation request.

ADA Title I

For help with an ADA Title I concern (employment for current employees or applicants):

  • Current Employees: To request an accommodation, contact your supervisor or HR Department (see Disability & Reasonable Accommodation Policy)
  • Applicants: To request an accommodation during application or testing, please see the specific job announcement for contact information, or contact (707) 565-2331.

ADA Coordinator Contact Information

Victoria Willard, ADA Coordinator
575 Administration Drive Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-8059 Work
(707) 565-0101 Fax
(707) 565-3949 Work
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