In accordance with the requirements outlined in Title I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the City of Waukegan will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis disability in the City’s programs, services, or activities.
The City does not discriminate based on disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Commission under Title I of the ADA.
The City 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 City’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 & Procedures
The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all City programs, services, and activities.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator/Responsible Employee, as soon as possible, but no later than seven (7) days before the scheduled event to ensure that needs may be met.
The ADA does not require the City to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Questions, concerns, and/or complaints that a City program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities, or requests for additional information should be directed to the City’s ADA Coordinator/Responsible Employee.
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 auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy.