Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA, enacted by Congress in 1990, is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against qualified people with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. Covered entities are required to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified people with disabilities. The City of Champaign, as an employer and provider of governmental services, is covered by the ADA and is committed to making programs, activities, and services available to people with disabilities.

1992 ADA Compliance Plan

The City of Champaign’s 1992 ADA Compliance Plan outlines the City’s plans to comply with the provisions of the ADA of 1991 and also fulfills the requirement of developing a Transition Plan for removal of structural barriers in City buildings and facilities, including City parking lots and curb ramps.

ADA Transition Plan – 2013 Update

In response to 2010 ADA regulation changes and in an effort to assure continued compliance, the City is updating its ADA Transition Plan. As part of this process, the City will assess all of its facilities and public rights-of-way in order to identify any barriers to accessibility. The City will then develop a plan for corrections of those barriers.

The City of Champaign is seeking public comments on the draft ADA Transition Plan – 2013.

Please forward any comments you have regarding the transition plan to ADA@ci.champaign.il.us.

Title II ADA Grievance Procedure

Title II prohibits disability discrimination by all public entities at the local (i.e. school district, municipal, city, county) and state levels, including public transportation.  Under Title II of the ADA, “no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, solely, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination” in programs, activities, or services sponsored by the City.  The City of Champaign has a procedure for filing complaints of alleged violations of Title II.

Complaints can be addressed to the City’s ADA coordinator:

Jason Hood
Community Relations Office
102 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 403-8830