The City of Fort Lauderdale 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
ADA Notice of Compliance
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the City of Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale programs, services, activities and facilities are readily accessible to and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities.
Title VI Compliance
For information on the City's compliance with Title VI.
The City of Fort Lauderdale has established an ADA Coordinator to facilitate assistance for disabled residents and visitors. The ADA Coordinator is able to facilitate members of the public with the provision of auxiliary aids and services for City meetings, programs and events. The ADA Coordinator also investigates and seeks to resolve any complaints regarding accessibility to City facilities or programs.
Matthew Cobb, AIC, AIS
City of Fort Lauderdale Risk Management
100 N Andrews Avenue, 3rd Floor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Florida Relay (Voice): 800-955-8770
Florida Relay (TTY): 800-955-8771
ADA Accommodations to City Events
Persons with disabilities may contact the City’s ADA Coordinator to request reasonable accommodation and/or wheelchair and/or wheelchair companion seating to fully participate in any City event.
ADA Accessibility in City Parks
See a detailed list of accessible City Park facilities and equipment.
ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan
ADA Transition Plan Updates
Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure
The City of Fort Lauderdale established the following internal procedure to ensure the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, programs, activities or benefits by the City. This grievance procedure is adopted pursuant to the regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended. 28 C.F.R. § 35.107
- 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 the 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 a recording of the complaint will be made available for persons upon request.
- All complaints shall be filed no later than 60 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.
- Within fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolution.
- Within thirty (30) calendar days of the meeting, the ADA Coordinator will complete an investigation of the allegations and respond in writing to the person who filed the complaint. The response will explain the position of the City and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
- The person who filed the complaint may appeal the written response if it does not satisfactorily resolve the issue. Appeals must be submitted in writing, within fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt of written response to the City Manager.
ADA Grievance Form
Help Identify ADA Accessibility and Sidewalk Improvements
The City of Fort Lauderdale invites citizens to identify and request accessibility improvements for the disabled to public sidewalks and intersections located within the City's jurisdiction and control. The City will include such locations on a prioritized list of sidewalk and intersection locations that require improvements to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. Use the Lauderserv online form to submit your suggestions.
Many documents on our web pages are in ASCII
or HTML format, which are accessible to people who use
screen reading software and to those with other vision
Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to create
pages and documents that are accessible to those users.
Our website also contains many Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable
Document Format) files. We use this method when documents
are not available in digital form, are too large or difficult
to produce in HTML, or are publications where the
format is critical to the usability of the document.
Adobe Systems, Inc. is developing products designed
make PDF documents more accessible.
Adobe's accessibility web pages describe their efforts.
Acrobat Reader software is available for free from
Inc. This software allows you to
view, navigate and print Portable Document Format
download, install and use Adobe Acrobat Reader:
- Read the Adobe site instructions on downloading Adobe
- Be sure to select the version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
that is compatible with your system.
- Follow the installation instructions completely. (After
the download, you will need to install the file by running
the executable (.exe file) from your operating system.)
- Configure your browser options.
- Upgrade your version of Adobe Acrobat Reader periodically
to use the latest features.
- Contact Adobe Systems, Inc. if you are having trouble
installing or using their products.
For additional information and resources
regarding accessibility issues, please refer to the