Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

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ADA Information

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

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

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: DNR 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 DNR offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of DNR, should contact the office of Artica Gaston, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require DNR to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of DNR is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Artica Gaston. Click here for information on DNR's Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DNR 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 auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

ADA Policies

Wheelchairs and Manually-Powered Mobility Aids are allowed anywhere foot traffic is allowed. Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD) shall be permitted only for use by people with mobility disabilities and shall comply with DNR's OPDMD Policy. Please click here to access DNR's OPDMD Policy.

Requests to use Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD) on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) can be made by completing and submitting DNR's Special Use Permit. Alternative request methods available upon request.  Please click here to access DNR's Special Use Permit.

Please click here for DNR's Effective Communication Policy.

Requests for auxiliary aids and services should be made completing and submitting DNR's Effective Communication Request Form.  Alternative request methods are available upon request.  Please click here to access DNR's Effective Communication Request Form

Please click here for DNR's Service Animal Policy.

Artica Gaston
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
ADA Coordinator
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E., Suite 1252 East
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: 404-656-2783



New E-Book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, now available

Cover Image for E-book

An informative e-book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, by Dr. Chris Greer, is now available as a free download.

Dr. Greer, a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, worked closely with DNR's Office of Information Technology and Parks Division for over a year and a half to create this informative book.

This interactive downloadable E-book book takes a look at the incredible natural resources that can be found throughout the state of Georgia. 

Concentrating primarily on science and history, this media-rich book takes the reader inside various parks with text, images, and videos featuring scientists and interpretive rangers. 

The content is an excellent supplement to material that is being covered within K-12 classrooms across the state of Georgia.

Right now, the Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators e-book is available only download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. A version for Android and PC devices is forthcoming.

Example page in E-BookMulti-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Macintosh computer or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. 

To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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