Accessibility

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The Lake County Forest Preserves is committed to making its preserves and facilities accessible to all visitors. Our ADA Coordinator oversees the organization's efforts to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and administers its Access and Inclusion Solutions Process.

ADA Coordinator Mary Kann
1899 W. Winchester Road | Libertyville, IL  60048
847-968-3214
mkann@LCFPD.org

The Lake County Forest Preserves has completed an updated self-evaluation to improve accessibility. Below is Phase 1 of the Transition Plan developed from this evaluation. This list will be updated as tasks are completed.

Transition Plan–Phase 1

Notice Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Lake County Forest Preserves will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in services, programs and activities.

Effective Communication

The Lake County Forest Preserves will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified people with disabilities so they can participate equally in programs, services and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.

Modification to Policies and Procedures

We 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 our General 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 should contact ADA Coordinator Mary Kann as soon as possible, but no later than five business days before the scheduled event. Third party services are subject to availability. 

The ADA does not require the Lake County Forest Preserves to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

A surcharge will not be placed 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.

Access and Inclusion Solutions Process

The Access and Inclusion Solutions Process is established to meet the requirements of the ADA. Concerns that a program, service or activity of the Lake County Forest Preserves is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:

ADA Coordinator Mary Kann
1899 W. Winchester Road | Libertyville, IL  60048
847-968-3214
mkann@LCFPD.org

Access and Inclusion Solutions Process

Mobility Device Usage Guidelines

We are committed to enabling the use and enjoyment of the Lake County Forest Preserves for all visitors. To further this commitment, we have created this policy to allow for the safe use of electronic personal assisted mobility devices (EPAMD) and other power-drive mobility devices (OPDMD) within our preserves and facilities.

Mobility Device Usage Guidelines

Website Accessibility

This website is in the process of a redesign to better conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The redesign is scheduled to launch in early 2021. 

Service Animal Guidelines

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Lake County Forest Preserves allows service animals (dogs and miniature horses) to access most public areas within its preserves and facilities.

Service Animal Guidelines

Employment

The Lake County Forest Preserves 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.

Need special accommodations? 

If you have a disability or require certain accommodations in order to observe or attend our meetings, or have questions regarding accessibility of our meeting facilities, please contact our Americans With Disabilities Coordinator, Mary Kann, by email, phone 847-968-3214 or mail: Lake County Forest Preserves, 1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville IL 60048.
 

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