Notice of Non-Discrimination
It is the policy of the Village of Villa Park that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or any other group of people protected under federal or state discrimination statuses, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Village sponsored program or activity. The Village further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all its programs and activities, including programs and activities that do not receive federal financial aid.
As a recipient of federal funding, the Village of Villa Park complies with federal civil rights laws and is committed to providing programs and services without discrimination in accordance with:
• Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin (including language).
• Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.
• Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities.
• Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age.
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation 6 C.F.R. Part 19, which prohibits discrimination based on religion in social service programs.
Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Village of Villa Park will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the Village’s programs, services, or activities.
The Village 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 Village 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’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 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. 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 Village program, service, or activity, should contact the Village’s ADA Coordinator/Responsible Employee, as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the Village 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 Village program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities, or requests for additional information should be directed to the Village’s ADA Coordinator/Responsible Employee.
The Village 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 not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.