Accessibility, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Accessibility
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Overview

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is dedicated to providing quality services and park and recreation programs that are inclusive and accessible to all patrons. MNCPPC will comply with applicable laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, by taking all reasonable steps to remove barriers to participation in programs and services.

The Accessibility and Non-Discrimination in M-NCPPC Programs and Services Notice is to provide patrons with guidance for requesting reasonable modifications and addressing accessibility concerns for programs and services offered within the respective departments.

General questions about this Notice may be directed to the Office of the Executive Director by calling 301-454-1740. Additional complaints or concerns can be made to the departments respective ADA Coordinators included on the Notices.

If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, or a screen reader) and the format of any material on this website interferes with your ability to access information, please contact us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

Contacts & Resources

Bi-County Operations

Office of the Executive Director

M-NCPPC

6611 Kenilworth Avenue
East Riverdale, MD 20737

TEL: 301-454-1740

TTY: Maryland Relay 7-1-1

FAX: 301-454-1750

Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks Accessibility

Physical Access

Program Access (Inclusion)

Inclusive Special Events and Programs

Adaptive Equipment

Montgomery Planning

Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County

Disability Services Manager

Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County

7833 Walker Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Accessibility

Therapeutic Recreation & Disability Services

Planning Department, Prince George’s County

Office of the Director

Planning Department, Prince George’s County

14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

TEL: 301-952-3595

TTY: Maryland Relay 7-1-1

FAX: 301-952-5804

Prince George’s County Planning Dept. Accessibility

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity Initiatives

The Commission is located within the Washington Metropolitan Area, which is one of the most diverse areas in the United States. Every person is unique – whether it is because of culture, background, family, religious beliefs, race, education, and life experiences. This diversity adds richness to our community as it also does for an organization.

It is the dynamic mix of personal and cultural characteristics, perspectives, and relationships that add to the vitality of an organization. The Commission is proud to be an employer that embraces the diversity and unique talents of each employee. The Commission created a Diversity Council to promote open dialogue and create initiatives that strengthen understanding and appreciation of individual uniqueness. The Commission believes that it is the individual uniqueness that is the common bond each employee has in enriching the organization’s tapestry.

The Commission’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement is as follows:

One Commission, One Philosophy: Thriving in a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

M-NCPPC, a leader in land use planning, parks, and recreation, celebrates the diversity of our workforce and the communities we serve. Diversity combined with a commitment to equity and inclusion communicates our organizational values, enriches the lives of our employees, and bolsters innovative thinking essential to success.

M-NCPPC recognizes diversity as a dynamic mix of personal and cultural characteristics, perspectives, and relationships as a vital organizational resource. In the workplace, diversity includes all differences that define each of us as unique individuals. These differences include culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nationality, age, religion, abilities, sexual orientation, experiences, opinions and beliefs, and any protected groups.

M-NCPPC believes equity is an active commitment to unbiased treatment while providing access and opportunity for people of all backgrounds to participate and thrive in the workplace.

M-NCPPC strives to enhance inclusion with a true sense of belonging that encourages the participation of all individuals by removing barriers, building a culture of connectedness, and recognizing that every voice adds value to our organization.

Diversity Goals

The Commission:

  • Conducts all personnel activities in a way that assures equal employment opportunities on the basis of merit and encourage and administer diversity within adopted laws, operating principles, rules, and regulations
  • Demands (and rewards) behaviors in the workplace, which contribute to understanding, respecting, and valuing all individuals
  • Maximizes the agency’s effectiveness through inclusive processes that benefit staff and communities alike
  • Will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or the practice of exclusion in any form

The Commission sponsors many initiatives that celebrate diversity. Events are hosted to recognize Black History Month, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month. The Commission’s sponsors many activities and programs for our communities’ senior citizens. There are also diversity workshops and training provided to all employees to promote greater awareness and strategies to avoid misunderstandings in cross-cultural communications. These are just some of the things the Commission does to rejoice in our commitment to diversity.

Website Accessibility Technologies
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Accessibility Design Guidelines

Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • We work to comply with Section 508 as well as WCAG 2.1 level AA referring to website accessibility standards.
  • If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Browser Accessibility Information

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UserWay (Accessibility Menu)

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User way is our website’s Accessibility menu to enhance the user accessibility experience further. Users can access UserWay by selecting the accessibility icon that’s available on every page in the bottom right corner. It can change color contrast, switch to dyslexia-friendly fonts, stop animations, remove images, change font color, size, and spacing, and make the cursor bigger, among many more accessibility tools!

Supported Technologies

  • Latest Version of JAWS for Windows
  • Latest Version of NVDA for Windows
  • Latest Version of VoiceOver for Mac OS X
  • Keyboard-Only Navigation

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