We often get asked about compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act at our Disability Awareness Trainings for Businesses. So here’s a quick guide around ADA Compliance.
Q: Cost of reasonable accommodations – who pays?
A: Employees with disabilities must be provided equal opportunities to participate in training to improve job performance and provide opportunity for advancement. Training opportunities cannot be denied because of the need to make a reasonable accommodation, unless the accommodation would be an undue hardship. Both employers (under Title I), and places of public accommodation, (under Title III), have a duty to provide reasonable accommodations. (Read more)
Q: What are requirements for website accessibility for a public accommodation?
A: In order to be an equivalent service, someone with a disability should have the same degree of access. It is not the responsibility of a public accommodation to provide computers for it’s customers or the software that someone who has a disability needs in order to access the Internet. The obligation of a public accommodation is to ensure that someone visiting the web site is able to navigate the web site and transact business the same as someone with out a disability, whether or not they use assistive technologies. (Read more)
Q: What are ramp requirements like?
A: The least possible slope shall be used for any ramp. The maximum slope of a ramp in new construction shall be 1:12. The maximum rise for any run shall be 30 in (760 mm). The minimum clear width of a ramp shall be 36 in (915 mm). (Read more)
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