If you are a person with a disability, it is possible you have heard about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and have wondered what exactly it is. The ADA is a law that protects your rights in the public and has the purpose of preventing discrimination in these areas.
No one wants to be discriminated against. No matter who you are, you have the same rights to life and equality as everyone else. This is the purpose behind the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
The Americans With Disabilities Act requires businesses to provide reasonable access to people with disabilities. There are design provisions and rules that are readily available to all builders and designers. Older buildings also have to be in compliance with the ADA, but there are a few exceptions granted to them.
Regardless of who you are, whether you are a person with disabilities or you do not have any struggles that make basic daily functions difficult, your rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are protected here in the United States.
Swimming is a wonderful activity for building health, reducing stress and having fun. Imagine you look forward to enjoying the pool on your vacation and even picked a particular hotel because of its water amenities. Now, pretend you are there but cannot use the pool because there is no accessible entry for the wheelchair you use. Heartbreak ensues.
Are you a person with disabilities? Are you familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Do you know your rights as an American citizen when it comes to having equal access to buildings as all other American citizens? If all this sounds overwhelming or foreign to you, we have good news. Here at Access Advocates, we are your ADA experts.
If you are a person who makes use of a wheelchair, you know that having access to the same services as everyone else is more than just a matter of convenience.