Americans Disability Act (ADA)

The City of Opelika is committed to becoming the safest, most business and family friendly city in America by 2023. Fair and humane treatment of everyone, especially those with disabilities, is reflective of our character as a city and community. Preventable access barriers to city services, programs, activities or employment for disabled persons present an unwelcoming and unprofessional impression, and limit the city's potential and sense of community.

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Opelika will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment: The City of Opelika does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: The City of Opelika will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City of Opelika’s programs, services and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City of Opelika will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.