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ADA Coordinator

The Accessibility Coordinator directs the efforts of the Village to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, the Accessibility Coordinator administers the Village's ADA grievance procedure.

The ADA Coordinator can be reached at (708) 444-500 or by mail at:

Accessibility Coordinator
Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477


Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Village of Tinley Park will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment:
The Village of Tinley Park 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 II of the ADA.

Effective Communication:
The Village of Tinley Park 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 Village of Tinley Park’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 Village of Tinley Park will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcome in Village of Tinley Park 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 program, service or activity of the Village of Tinley Park, should contact the office of the Village’s Accessibility Coordinator at (708) 444-5000 or in person at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave., as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Village of Tinley Park 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 program, service or activity of the Village of Tinley Park is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the Village’s Accessibility Coordinator.

The Village of Tinley Park 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.

Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act

A 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 Village of Tinley Park. The Village’s Employee Personnel Manual 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 Village’s Accessibility Coordinator.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the ADA Coordinator or his designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the Village of Tinley Park and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by the ADA Coordinator or his designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Village Manager or his designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Village Manager or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Village Manager or his designee will respond in writing and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator or his designee appeals to the Village Manager or his designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the Village of Tinley Park for at least three years.


Additional Resources

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