City Accessibility

The City of Coral Springs is committed to serving the needs of all of its citizens and visitors. To that end, the City is incorporating into its website accessibility design standards to meet Universal Design concepts supported by the W3C Guidelines and ADA Accessibility Requirements.

Accessibility Design Guidelines

Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • The standard font used throughout the site has been chosen to beco easily legible.
  • Wherever possible, we use live text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control.
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using color. This doesn't mean that colors are not used to organize information; instead it means there are also other, non-color dependent ways of doing this.
  • All images and hyperlinks, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute. This means when an image or hyperlink is conveying important information its content is described with an alternative text.
  • We have attempted specifically to comply with Section 508 referring to website accessibility standards.
  • If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools.

Adobe Acrobat is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website.

  • To download this program for free, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader please link to the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources.

 

ADA/Section 504 Statement

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and related federal and state laws and regulations forbid discrimination against those who have disabilities. Furthermore, these laws require federal aid recipients and other government entities to take affirmative steps to reasonably accommodate the disabled and ensure that their needs are equitably represented in the transportation planning process. The City of Coral Springs will make every effort to ensure that its facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to those with disabilities. The City will provide access to its advisory committees and public involvement activities by the disabled community and disability service groups.

The City encourages the public to report any facility, program, service, or activity that appears inaccessible to the disabled. Furthermore, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled individuals who wish to participate in public involvement events or require special assistance to access City facilities, programs, services, or activities. Because providing reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organization, or resources, the City of Coral Springs asks that requests be made at least seven (7) calendar days before the need for accommodation.

Questions, concerns, comments, or requests for accommodation should contact the City's ADA Coordinator:

Dr. Ana Barbosa
ADA Coordinator
City of Coral Springs
Human Resources Department
9500 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL33065
954-344-1144
abarbosa@coralsprings.org

ADA Notice of Compliance

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the City of Coral Springs does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission, access, or operations of its programs, services, activities, or facilities. In accordance with Title II of the ADA, when viewed in their entirety, City of Coral Springs programs, services, activities, and facilities are readily accessible to and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities.

The City of Coral Springs is committed to serving the needs of all of its citizens and visitors, and our goal is to ensure access to information for a diverse audience. To that end, the City is incorporating into its website accessibility design standards to meet Universal Design concepts supported by the W3C guidelines and ADA accessibility requirements.

ADA Coordinator

The City of Coral Springs has established an ADA Coordinator to investigates and seek to resolve any complaints regarding participation, the benefit of, or discrimination or retaliation under any of the City or its sub-recipients program.

Any person who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or family status in any of the City's programs, services, or activities may file a complaint with the City's ADA Coordinator:

Dr. Ana Barbosa
ADA Coordinator
City of Coral Springs
Human Resources Department
9500 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
954-344-1144
abarbosa@coralsprings.org

 

ADA Complaint Procedure

The purpose of the City of Coral Springs's ADA program is to establish and implement procedures that comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as well as other related federal and state statutes and regulations. The City does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services, or activities. It will not exclude participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or family status. The City values diversity and both welcomes and actively seek input from all interested parties.

All complaints shall include:

  • Name, address, and contact number of the person making the complaint;
  • Names, addresses, and contact numbers of witnesses;
  • A narrative or statement describing the alleged violation of Title VI or ADA, including date and time of the alleged violation and City program or facility where the alleged violation occurred; and
  • Any other documentation that may provide an additional explanation or identification of the alleged violation.

Note: Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or recording the complaint, will be made available for persons upon request. Any such requests should be made by contacting the City of Coral Springs ADA Coordinator.

Retaliation
Retaliation is prohibited under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the ADA, and related federal and state nondiscrimination authorities. It is the policy of the City that persons filing a complaint of discrimination should have the right to do so without interference, intimidation, coercion, or fear of reprisal. Anyone who feels they have been subjected to retaliation should contact the ADA Coordinator.

ADA/Title VI Complaint Form 

Title VI Notice of Compliance
The City of Coral Springs values diversity and welcomes input from all interested parties, regardless of cultural identity, background, or income level. Thus, the City does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services, or activities. Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Section 324 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987; and related statutes and regulations, that no person shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or family status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any federally or non-federally funded program or activity administered by the City or its sub-recipients. 

Title VI Coordinator
The City of Coral Springs has established a Title VI Coordinator to investigates and seek to resolve any complaints regarding participation, the benefit of, or discrimination or retaliation under any of the City or its sub-recipients program.

Any person who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or family status in any of the City's programs, services, or activities may file a complaint with the City's Title VI Coordinator:

Brooke Peters
Title VI Coordinator
City of Coral Springs
Community Development
9500 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065
954-344-1159
bpeters@coralsprings.org

Title VI Complaint Procedure
The purpose of the City of Coral Spring's Title VI is to establish and implement procedures that comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as well as other related federal and state statutes and regulations. These procedures have been adopted to conform to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations, as well to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) guidelines. The City does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services, or activities. It will not exclude participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or family status.

Any person who believes that they, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, has been subjected to discrimination under Title VI, based on race, color, or national origin, may file a written complaint with the City's Title VI Coordinator:

Brooke Peters
Title VI Coordinator
City of Coral Springs
Community Development
9500 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065
954-344-1159
bpeters@coralsprings.org

Alternate means of filing a complaint, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

Note: Should an individual be unable or unwilling to submit their complaint to the City of Coral Springs Title VI Coordinator, a written complaint may be submitted directly to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Equal Opportunity Office at the address provided below. FDOT serves as a statewide clearinghouse for Title VI purposes and will either assume jurisdiction over the complaint or forward it to the appropriate federal or state authority for continued processing. Florida Department of Transportation Equal Opportunity Office ATTN: Title VI Complaint Processing 605 Suwannee Street MS 65 Tallahassee, FL 32399

Retaliation
Retaliation is prohibited under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state nondiscrimination authorities. The City's policy that persons filing a grievance of discrimination should have the right to do so without interference, intimidation, coercion, or fear of reprisal. Anyone who feels they have been subjected to retaliation should report such an incident to the Title VI Coordinator.

Title VI Complaint Form

A copy of the complaint form is provided in Appendix D and on Broward County Transit's website at http://www.broward.org/BCT/Pages/TitleVI.aspx

Data Collection

FHWA regulations require federal-aid recipients to collect racial, ethnic, and other similar demographic data on beneficiaries of or those affected by City of Coral Springs' programs, services, and activities. The City accomplishes this by using census data, American Community Survey reports, Environmental Screening Tools, surveys, and other methods. From time to time, the City may find it necessary to request voluntary identification of certain racial, ethnic, or other data from those who participate in its public involvement events. This information assists the City with improving its targeted outreach and measures of effectiveness. Self-identification of personal data to the City will always be voluntary and anonymous. Furthermore, the City will not release or otherwise use this data in any manner inconsistent with federal regulations.

Resources

For additional information and resources regarding accessibility issues, please refer to the following resources: