Accommodations & Barrier Removal

Ensuring Effective Communication

In its effort to ensure that communication with participants and members of the public with disabilities are as effective as communications with others, the City of Emeryville will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services whenever necessary for those individuals who have hearing, sight, or speech impairments, unless to do so would result in a fundamental alteration of its programs or an undue administrative or financial burden.

Requesting Accommodations or Auxiliary Aids

A person who requires an accommodation, an auxiliary aid or service to participate in a city program or activity, or who requests a modification of policies or procedures, should contact the sponsoring department and ADA Coordinator as far in advance as possible, but not later than two business days before the scheduled event. The best effort to fulfill the request will be made.

This person should submit a Request for Accommodation or Barrier Removal Form to the ADA Coordinator at:

Public Works Department
1333 Park Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
Ph: 510-596-4330 | Fx: 510-596-4389
An individual may also submit this form when seeking the removal of a physical barrier in order to gain or improve access. Other arrangements for submitting a request, such as personal interviews or tape recordings, as well as assistance in completing the form, are available by contacting the ADA Coordinator.


The city will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing these auxiliary aids / services or reasonable accommodations. In determining what type of auxiliary aid or service is necessary, the city will give consideration to requests of individuals with disabilities.