Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator
The Village of Orland Park's accessibility coordinator is in the Village Manager's Office. This position coordinates the efforts of the village to comply with Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and revised ADA regulations implementing Title II and Title III. In addition, the accessibility coordinator administers the village's ADA grievance procedure.

Notice Under the ADA
In accordance with the requirements of Title II and Title III of the 1990 ADA and revised regulations, the Village of Orland Park will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. 

The Village of Orland 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 I of the ADA.

Effective Communication
The Village of Orland 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 village 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 Village of Orland 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 welcomed in village 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, should contact the ADA coordinator at 708-403-6155 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Village of Orland 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 is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA coordinator.

The Village of Orland 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.