Accessibility Statement

Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Recreation and Parks
Blue Spring Enterprises Inc.
Accessibility and Inclusion Policy

Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc. is committed to making all reasonable efforts to ensure that its facilities, programs, and services are accessible to and usable by, all people, including those with disabilities.  This policy reflects the commitment to provide access to the widest cross-section of the public and to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, and the Florida Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Implementation Act, Sections 553.501-553.513, Fla. Stat. (2006).  Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc. will not discriminate on the basis of disability or impairment and will not exclude persons with disability or impairment from reasonable access to any facility or from participation in any program or activity.  Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc.’s goal is to provide equal access to its facilities and programs within Blue Spring State Park and to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Facilities
The Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc. will design, construct, and operate all buildings and facilities so they are accessible to, and usable by, all people, including those with disabilities to the greatest extent reasonable, in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and standards.  This means that all new and altered buildings and facilities will comply with appropriate design standards.  It also means that a sufficient number of existing buildings and facilities will be modified to ensure that programs are provided in an accessible location.

Programs and Activities
The Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc. will ensure, to the greatest extent feasible, that all people, including persons with disabilities, receive the same program and activity opportunities.  Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc. will take all reasonable steps to ensure effective communication with individuals having hearing and vision impairment or loss by providing appropriate auxiliary aids or alternate formats, in order to afford them the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of our programs and activities.  Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc., however, is not required to take any actions or provide access that would result in a fundamental alteration to the nature of a program or activity.

Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc. shares responsibility with the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks to provide employees and visitors with the greatest degree of access to facilities, programs, and services that are reasonable, within the terms of existing contracts and/or agreements.

Requests for Access
Requests or inquiries for access to facilities, programs or activities offered by Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc. may be made to Blue Springs Enterprises, Inc. or to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Recreation and Parks Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator at (850) 245-3076 (voice) or 711 (Florida Relay Service).  In the event a request for access to a facility, program or activity is not resolved in a timely or acceptable manner, a complaint may be filed in writing to the Division of Recreation and Parks Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator and sent to:

Terri Messler, Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator
Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Recreation and Parks
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 535
Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000A complaint may be submitted by telephone to
Terri Messler, Division of Recreation and Parks, Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator, at (850) 245-3076 (voice) or 711 (Florida Relay Service)