The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s disability. Discrimination under the ADA occurs when a place of public accommodation (a business open to the public) treats individuals with disabilities less favorably than others. Title III of the ADA requires a business to meet certain architectural and regulations that ensure a place of public accommodation is accessible to a person with disabilities. This may include accessible parking, ingress and egress to a facility, washrooms and seating.
If you are an individual with a disability, you may already be aware of the ADA and local regulations that are designed to ensure that places of public accommodation are accessible and in compliance with the ADA. You may also be aware of the overwhelming lack of compliance by certain businesses with respect to such regulations and laws.
No matter the reason, individuals with disabilities have the same rights as those without disabilities to fully use and enjoy businesses open to the public. If you believe your rights are being impaired or limited by a non-compliant business then please contact our team of ADA discrimination attorneys today.