If you run or own a business, you're required to comply with the ADA. Many businesses employ third-party companies to assist them figure out what they need to accomplish to comply. The consultant will then make changes to existing facilities as well as create new ones. Some common recommendations include:
• Adding curb cut as needed
* Installing automatic door openers
* Displaying directional arrows on maps
* Making sure that toilets are handicapped-accessible * Removing architectural barriers such as steps, doors, and hallways
* Replacing lighting fixtures that are outdated with modern ones
What does it mean to comply with ADA compliance standards?
To be deemed "compliant," a facility must be able to provide equal opportunities for individuals who require accommodations because of their disabilities. In addition, it must be constructed and designed in compliance with the applicable regulations and codes. As we mentioned before, the most important aspect of achieving ADA standards is to make sure that disabled individuals have full accessibility to public facilities. Here are a few examples of what might not be ADA-compliant:
Restaurants that require its patrons to walk through a back door
A lift that only goes up one floor at a time.
* A hotel room that is no accessible bathroom