The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has enacted a requirement that all local agencies with greater than 50 employees or who are slated to receive federal funding included in the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) must develop and adopt an ADA Transition Plan or be substantially working towards completion of the plan. If the local agency does not have their Transition Plan completed or in progress, the agency risks losing federal funding for transportation projects.
Each agency is required to complete a self-evaluation/survey of its facilities, policies and practices as it relates to the requirements set forth in The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Repair or replacement of deficient facilities must be noted and addressed in a formal transition plan. This document has been created to specifically cover accessibility within the public rights of way and does not include information on the Village of Cary's programs, practices, or building facilities not related to public rights of way.
The final ADA Transition Plan was approved on August 1, 2023 by the Village Board of Trustees.
ADA Transition Plan (PDF) - For Review
Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Village of Cary will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, 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 ADA.
The Village of Cary 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.
The Village 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 the Village’s 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 with the Village should contact the Assistant Village Administrator’s Office, Courtney Sage, ADA Coordinator, 847.639.0003 as soon as possible but no later than 48 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. Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the Village is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Courtney Sage, Assistant Village Administrator. 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 are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
Courtney Sage, Assistant Village Administrator
755 Georgetown Drive
Cary, IL 60013