One of our goals is to provide an accessible website that conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA. For more information check out our Web ADA Policy. To help meet that goal of WCAG 2.0 Level AA, we have implemented an accessibility mode button that allows you to customize the appearance of the site to your liking to help assist with a variety of content. To learn more about it, check out our page on the Accessibility Menu Link.
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Pekin will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City’s employment, services, programs, or activities. Additionally, covered entities are required to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. The City of Pekin, as an employer and provider of governmental services, is covered by the ADA and is committed to making programs, activities, and services accessible to individuals with disabilities.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, government services, transportation, and public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life, including:
Title I – Employment
Title II – State and Local Government Services
Title III – Public Accommodations in Commercial Facilities
Title IV – Telecommunications
Title V – Miscellaneous Provisions
For more information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, please visit ADA.gov.
City of Pekin’s ADA Coordinator
The City has appointed an ADA Coordinator to answer questions and provide assistance to the City’s residents and visitors on ADA-related matters:
Josie A. Esker, City Engineer / ADA Coordinator
111 S. Capitol St.
Pekin, IL 61554