Access to governmental services for all persons in a fundamental right. It is the policy of Clallam County to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal and meaningful access to County services and facilities.
The purpose of this policy is to create a uniform process by which persons with disabilities can obtain reasonable accommodations in order to access or participate in County services, programs, and facilities. Specifically, this policy outlines how Clallam County will carry out this purpose and sets forth a process by which requests for accommodation will be handled.
This policy will define who is eligible to apply for an accommodation and will set forth a process for applicants to present accommodation requests. Clallam County must assess whether or not to provide a requested accommodation under the definitions and rules contained in the Americans With Disabilities Act. Clallam County will provide a reasonable accommodation unless the applicant has failed to meet the substantive requirements of this policy, or the requested accommodation would create an undue burden; fundamentally alter the nature of the County service, program, or activity; or the accommodation would create a direct threat to the safety or well-being of the applicant or others.