Verrill Voices: ADA Title III Public Accommodations: New Accessibility Considerations for Businesses
Most business owners are aware that if their business is public-facing they need to provide access for the physically disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act. By definition, Title III under the ADA provides that individuals cannot be discriminated against on the basis of disability, "in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations of any place of accommodation by any person who owns, leases, leases to or operates a place of public accommodation." While classically this includes what we would typically think of as public-facing businesses, such as movie theaters, restaurants, bowling alleys, and hospitals, it does also include private businesses, like doctors' offices, accounting firms, and even non-profits.
In a podcast for Verrill Voices, attorneys Greg Fryer and Tawny Alvarez discuss ADA Title III public accommodations issues that businesses may not be aware of, such as accessibility features that public websites should have to maintain compliance, as well as what businesses should expect in terms of new regulations in the future.
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