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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), New Trier Township (the "Township") will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
The Township 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), the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance.
The Township 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 Township’s meetings, 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 Township will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy its meetings, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcome in the Township offices, even though 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 Township, should contact the Township Clerk as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. The Township Clerk and his contact information is as follows:
739 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The ADA does not require the Township to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its meetings or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a meeting, service, or activity of the Township is not accessible to persons with disabilities or suggestions for how the Township can improve accessibility should be directed to the Township Clerk using the information above.
The Township 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.