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The City of Coral Gables values the diversity of all of its residents and visitors and welcomes participation from all interested parties in its programs, services, and activities, regardless of cultural identity or background. The City is committed to complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Florida Civil Rights Act and related laws. The City is committed to promoting the comprehensive realization of equal opportunity and equal access to all of its programs, services, and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. The City will not tolerate any form of proscribed discrimination in any of its programs, services, or activities. Further, the City will not tolerate any form of retaliation directed against an individual who complains of discrimination pursuant to this policy or who participates in any investigation concerning discrimination pursuant to this policy.

The City has appointed an ADA/Non-Discrimination Coordinator to assist and provide information to interested individuals:

Raquel Elejabarrieta, Esq.
2801 Salzedo Street, Room 224
Coral Gables, FL 33134

E-mail: ada@coralgables.com
Telephone (voice): 305-722-8686
TTY/TDD: 305-442-1600

For additional information regarding the City’s ADA, Title VI and nondiscrimination obligations, please contact the City's ADA/Non-Discrimination Coordinator.  

If you feel you have been discriminated against or denied access to the City’s programs, services, or activities in violation of the City’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination or ADA policy, you may file a signed, written complaint with the City’s ADA/Non-Discrimination Coordinator within 30 days of the alleged discrimination. The procedure for filing a complaint is contained in the Non-discrimination Policy and in the Disability Non-Discrimination Policy. 

Documents and Forms

Public Records Notice

Requests for accommodation and grievances filed with the City and any written responses connected therewith will be maintained as public records by the City in accordance with Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

Service Animals 

The City welcomes service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities on City property or who are attending or participating in the City’s services, programs or activities. At the City, a service animal is defined as any dog or miniature horse trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. These tasks may include, but are not limited to, guiding a person who is visually impaired or blind, alerting a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, pulling a wheelchair, assisting with mobility or balance, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or retrieving objects.

Individuals must retain control of their service animal at all times and are responsible for any damage to City property caused by their service animal. City employees are not permitted to take control of service animals and the City will not provide food for the animal. A service animal may be excluded or removed from the City’s property or from the location of a City service, program or activity if the animal is not controlled, if the animal is not housebroken, or if the animal’s behavior causes a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

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Accessible Recreation 

We believe everyone deserves to PLAY in The City Beautiful. 

The Coral Gables Accessible Recreation Program provides accessible well-rounded recreational programs at all of its locations: Youth Center, Venetian Pool, Adult Activity Center, Biltmore & Salvadore Tennis Centers & Contracted Programs.  We support the goals of the Community Recreation Department with an emphasis on inclusion. We will work with patrons to make recreational experiences fun, meaningful, beneficial, and accessible through inclusion initiative, individual accommodations, and specialized programming for children and adults.

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Advisory Board on Disability Affairs

Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. 
Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center- Second Floor Conference Room
405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134
All meetings are open to the public. 
To request accommodations, or agenda items, please contact ADA@coralgables.com two weeks before the meeting you wish to attend.
*Meeting Schedule: 
January 2020- No meeting
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020
*Meeting dates are subject to change please confirm in advance. 

 

Links

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

National Organization on Disability

Community Resource Guide [PDF]

College Resource for Students with Disabilities

Miami-Dade Special Transportation

Center for Independent Living of South Florida, Inc.

Help By City

Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services Programs