TITLE 4: DISCRIMINATION PROCEDURES
CHAPTER LXXX: OFFICE OF THE STATE APPELLATE DEFENDER
PART 2100 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
SECTION 2100.20 DEFINITIONS
Section 2100.20 Definitions
"Act" or "ADA" means the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.).
"Complainant" is an individual with a disability who files a Grievance Form provided by the Office under this procedure.
"Designated Coordinator" is the person appointed by the State Appellate Defender who is responsible for coordination of efforts of the Office to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title II of the ADA, including investigation of grievances filed by complainants. The Designated Coordinator may be contacted at Office of the State Appellate Defender, 400 W. Monroe St., Suite 202, Springfield IL 62704. (See 28 CFR 35.107.)
"Disabilities" shall have the same meaning set forth in the Americans With Disabilities Act.
"Grievance" is any complaint under the ADA that is reduced to writing by an individual with a disability who meets the essential eligibility requirements for participation in or receipt of the benefits of a program, activity or service offered by the Office and believes he or she has been excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, any program, service or activity of the Office or has been subject to discrimination by the Office.
"Grievance Form" is prescribed for the purpose of filing a grievance under this Part and includes information such as name, address, phone number, nature of the grievance, with specificity, including date of incident, time, place and witnesses if applicable.
"Office" means the Office of the State Appellate Defender.
"Qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by the Office.