• ADA OFFICE

    The ADA Office and the ADA Coordinator are responsible for coordinating the efforts of the City of Miami Beach to comply with Title II and investigating any complaints or grievances filed regarding any discriminatory practice by the City.

    Any individual who believes that the City of Miami Beach has violated Title II of the ADA by denying access to its programs or services based on a disability, may file a formal grievance with the ADA Office or specific department responsible for the program or service: ADA Grievance

    Any individual who requires an accommodation or auxiliary aid to participate in any City sponsored activity or event, or any printed material in alternative formats, may submit such request with advance notice by calling 305-604-2489 Option 6, or click ADA Request. The City will not charge for providing such accommodations or auxiliary aids.

    The City of Miami Beach designated ADA Coordinator meets with the Disability Access Committee on a monthly basis to discuss accessibility related complaints, requests, ADA improvements or general information on the accessibility of programs or services. Click for more information on the Disability Access Committee.

    Valeria Mejia
    ADA Coordinator
    305-673-7000 ext. 2988
    vmejia@miamibeachfl.gov  

    What is the ADA?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - or ADA -- is not a person, an organization, or an agency. The ADA is a federal law that gives civil rights' protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.

    City Policy

    It has been a long-standing City policy to provide equal services and opportunities to all its citizens and employees in accordance with federal, state, and county guidelines with regards to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability. The City of Miami Beach is proud to have passed the State of Florida's first human rights ordinance prohibiting discrimination -- including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation -- and providing for penalties upon conviction of the ordinance. Click here for the ADA Notice.

 
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