Are you aware of the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Signed into law on July 26, 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is comprehensive legislation designed to make American Society more accessible to people with disabilities. What does this ceremony mean to you? As the owner of company assets or the manager of a company, you need to know to ADA regulations provide for any business, regardless of size or number of employees, both public and private, should provide equal access and “reasonable accommodations” for both the general and the disabled public. Basically, if potential customers to always visit the facility, you have to be consistent.
Act has no grandfather clause, it is stipulated that the existing structures, barriers or services need to be removed if “technically feasible.” Cost is not a factor in determining whether the operation would be technically feasible.
ADA is a civil rights law, and provides for fines and / or private lawsuits or enforcement by the Department of Justice. If any private person or group believes that you have discriminated against them by refusing access, the government will help them sue you.
security and door hardware manufacturer providing a variety of products designed to help you move. The advent of the lever lockset is almost entirely due to the ADA, there are other products, power assisted or automatic door operator, keyless entry system, and output systems that do not require physical action to stop. These products and systems make it possible to bring almost any item accordingly. Professional locksmith or other security professional experience in the selection and installation of this specialized hardware. They understand the complexities of ADA regulations, as they relate to the hardware. Contact them for an audit of the facility to determine the needs for ADA compliance.
The American with Disabilities Act can not be ignored, if the lawsuit, even unfounded one is brought against you, the cost of defending you can. significant
For more information go to:
US Department of Justice,
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA Home Page