Human Rights and Equity Programs

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30PM. To file a complaint, call (703) 324-2953 to be scheduled for an intake appointment via telephone or videoconference.
703-324-2953 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318
Fairfax, VA 22035
Michael L. Simms


In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), Fairfax County Government (County) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the County’s services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The County 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: The County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the County’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: The County will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all County programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in County 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 County program, service, or activity, should contact the ADA representative in the office offering the program, service or activity as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

For the Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs, please contact Justin Wharton at: 703-324-2953, TTY 711 / 703-324-3570 / 

The ADA does not require the County 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 County program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Mr. Justin Wharton, Fairfax County ADA Coordinator, Equity Programs Division, Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318, Fairfax, Virginia or call 703-324-2953, TTY711 or email at

The County 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.

Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs - Revised March, 2016

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