Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Champaign County does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations should contact the appropriate department's designated ADA Coordinator listed below as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Complaints that a County program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the appropriate department's designated ADA Coordinator.


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NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), Champaign County, Illinois, will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment : Champaign 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Effective Communication : Champaign 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 County 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 : Champaign 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 office of the appropriate department's designated ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

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 the appropriate department's designated ADA Coordinator.

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.

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Champaign County ADA Coordinators

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Champaign County, Illinois
Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the County. The Champaign County Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to the department's designated ADA Coordinator.


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Feedback and Requesting Accessible Information

Champaign County welcomes feedback on its efforts to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all County programs, services, and activities.

You may offer feedback or request accessible information through one of the methods below:

Click here to fill out and submit a feedback form.

You may also send an email to webmaster@co.champaign.il.us .

You may send a fax to (217) 384-3896.

Or you may call the County at (217) 384-3776 or by TTY at (217) 819-3521.

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Website Accessibility (ADA)

Champaign County is committed to assessing, priortizing and updating all County websites that are determined to be non-ADA compliant. As a result, the County is in varying stages of progress towards the County's accessibility goal.

Some of the content on this website is in PDF format. The County is working on a process to ensure that all documents mandated by State Law to be made available to the public are accessible PDFs.

Due to current technology constraints, there are some instances where the County is unable to provide website information in an accessible format (e.g. mapping information). The County will monitor these sections of the website and will develop accessible solutions as technology becomes available.