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Americans with Disabilities Act symbolsAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Leesburg prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, accessibility and activities. We support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and attempt to provide access to our services and programs. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be made, if accommodations do not fundamentally alter the nature of the program or service or impose an undue financial burden.


 ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

DAC employee surveying sidewalkUnder Title II of the ADA, the Town is required to complete a self-evaluation of the Town's public facilities, programs, and activities to determine compliance with the ADA and any barriers to accessibility. Once the self-evaluation is complete, the Town will develop a transition plan to prioritize the identified barriers and how they will be corrected. The Town has hired Disability Access Consultants (DAC) to assist with the self-evaluation and transition plan process.

If you have any questions about the self-evaluation and transition plan, please contact Kate Trask, the Town's ADA Coordinator, at ktrask@leesburgva.gov or 703-737-7144.

 


Requesting Reasonable Accommodation

Our customers can request accommodations by several means:


Employment Opportunities

Applicants who wish to request a reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process should contact Human Resources directly at 703-737-7037 or via e-mail at asteiner@leesburgva.gov.


Town Council Meetings

Assistive listening devices are available in Town Council Chambers at Town Hall. Meeting agendas and minutes are available online at www.leesburgva.gov/agendas. Meetings are broadcast live on the Town’s local government access channel (Comcast Channel 67 and Verizon FiOS Channel 35) and are streamed live on the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/webcasts.  

Questions can be directed to the Clerk of Council at clerk@leesburgva.gov or 703-771-2733.


Website: Accessibility Design Guidelines

Our website has been designed with accessibility guidelines in mind. If you experience difficulties, please contact the Town's Public Information Officer at barnett@leesburgva.gov or 703-771-2734.


ADA/504 Coordinator

Title II of the ADA requires all state or local government entities with 50 or more employees to appoint a responsible person to coordinate the administrative requirements of ADA compliance and to respond to complaints filed by the public. The Town of Leesburg’s ADA Coordinator is:

Kate Trask, CPRP
25 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
703-737-7144
ada@leesburgva.gov


ADA Compliance Committee

In addition to the designated ADA/504 Coordinator, the Town of Leesburg has an interdepartmental ADA Compliance Committee. The Committee members are the designated ADA Liaisons for key governmental functions of the Town. The Town’s ADA Compliance Committee Liaisons, listed below. are subject matter experts for their field of employment. As representatives for their assigned department, they are advocates for compliance to the ADA Standards.

StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
Arnett, BetsyPublic Information OfficerTown Manager's Office(703) 771-2734
Cleaves, JonParks ManagerParks & Recreation(703) 737-7147
Didawick, JoshuaHuman Resources DirectorHuman Resources(703) 771-2707
Grigsby, VanessaMajor / Deputy Chief of PolicePolice Department(703) 771-4508
Kohr, ChrisOperations & Inspections ManagerPublic Works(703) 771-2745
McDonald, MikeSergeant / ADA Related MattersPolice Department(703) 771-4514
Newton, ChristineDeputy Town AttorneyTown Attorney(703) 737-7175

Filing an ADA Grievance

If you feel that you or someone else has been discriminated against while accessing Town of Leesburg services or facilities, please contact us in writing. The ADA Grievance form is in a fillable .pdf format. Once completed, save the form and email to the ADA Coordinator at ada@leesburgva.gov. The form may be printed and mailed to the ADA Coordinator at the above address.

The grievance form must be submitted within 60 days of the alleged discrimination incident.

The information requested on this form must be filled in completely to help us process your complaint. If you need assistance completing this form or if you have questions regarding your rights and protections under this complaint procedure, please contact the ADA Coordinator listed above. 

If you wish to file an ADA complaint regarding a facility that is more than one year old, complaints should be filed with the United States Department of Justice.


Helpful Links, General Information and Referral Assistance

Loudoun County Programs

Loudoun County Disability Services Board 
   

The Disability Services Board (DSB), an at-large advisory body appointed by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, serves as a resource to the Board of Supervisors by identifying and advising on issues of importance to people with physical and sensory disabilities, their families and caregivers. Its members work with county staff, community partners and businesses to strive to make Loudoun County an accessible and inclusive community for all people. 

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