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Requesting Accommodations

Below is information on requesting accommodations or modification for your disability related to the following: 

City of Scottsdale Programs & Events

Whether you are considering attending a Parks and Recreation class, libraries speaker, Green Building workshop, Council meeting, or development open house, or any of the many City of Scottsdale sponsored programs or activities, disability-related accommodations can be requested to assist you to be a participant, or to more fully enjoy that participation. 

Requests should be made of the contact person given for more information for that particular activity or program, or by contacting the the City of Scottsdale Office of ADA .


Need for alternate format materials

The City can provide any printed City publication in an alternate format upon request. These formats include large print, audio cassette, electronic text via disc or email, or Braille. Alternate format materials require time to convert, so request must be made in advance if they are to be available at the time of the program or activity.


Need for an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing

sign language interpreter (jpg 21 kb) Requests for interpreters, such as an ASL sign language interpreter, signed English interpreted, or oral interpreter, should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange accommodation. Every effort will be made to obtain interpreters with less than a 2 week notice, however they cannot be guaranteed with this shortened time period.


Others Needs

Contact us to discuss any other accommodations for your disability which you feel might be necessary for your participation.

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City Pedestrian Ways

The City of Scottsdale has a constantly rotating maintenance schedule for its sidewalk and intersection maintenance, and they are constantly being improved with new development.  However, if you have difficulty traversing a specific area of the City due to the need for sidewalk access, or audible pedestrian signals, please request those improvements by clinking on the links below and filling out the on-line form, or by calling Streets and Alleys, Streetlight and Traffic Signal Maintenance, at 480-312-5620.

ADA Audio Buzzer Request Form Report a Damaged Sidewalks (Report Street Light/Traffic Signal Maintenance Issues)

Disability Access Report Form (Parking, Fixtures, etc.)

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City Facilities

Need for physical access

The City of Scottsdale is striving to improve and maintain its aging facilities in accordance with ever-changing city, state and national building codes. While the majority of our sites are accessible, you can call to confirm that a location is barrier-free, to determine the nearest accessible parking location or drop-off area, or for the closest public transit stop.

Until we can get every facility barrier-free you may report any specific difficulty with access to city owned or maintained facility, by contacting us at 480-312-2500. 

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Community Facilities and Events

The City of Scottsdale has no jurisdiction over privately owned community facilities, and events not sponsored by the City.  Therefore requests for accommodation to these cannot be made through the City of Scottsdale Office of ADA.

Work directly with the business, event sponsor or housing provider to let them know of your needs.  Most often, they will be responsive once they understand what is being requested and why.  Here are a few resources for you to refer to when requesting accommodations from the community providers.

Resources for businesses:
     Who Has Obligations?  (pdf/67k/3pp)
     ADA Business Document Links

Resources for events: 
     Accessible Temporary Events  (pdf/16723k/108pp)
     Accessible Events Checklist

Resources for housing: 
     Reasonable Accommodations under the Fair Housing Act  (pdf/177k/15pp) 
      Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST


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480-312-2500 (Voice)
480-312-7781 (Fax)

7447 E Indian School Rd., Ste. 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251