The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was a major milestone in United States history. The ADA is meant to stop discrimination against people with disabilities. That includes stopping discrimination in places of public accommodation, including restaurants.
Are you a person with a disability who relies on a wheelchair to get around? Have you ever encountered a building that was not accessible by you due to there being no wheelchair ramp?
Does this sound familiar to you? You are on your way to a job interview or a medical appointment only to find that the office where you are scheduled to go is inaccessible due to the fact that it is not wheelchair friendly.
If you or someone you love is in a wheelchair you know that although it has its difficulties, it doesn’t mean you should enjoy life any less than your peers. And of course, as we move into the middle of summer, this includes going on vacations. But what happens if you find that your vacation hotel or motel doesn’t have wheelchair access?
The important thing to know about the phrase “People with disabilities” is that “People” comes first.
If you have ever heard of the term building compliance in relation to the ADA, you may have wondered what exactly this means. If this sounds like you, you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at building compliance and why it is important for people with disabilities.
If you have ever heard of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, you may have wondered why they are so important for people with disabilities. The truth is, they are a protection for you when it comes to your equal right as a United States citizen. Let’s take a look.