Public accommodations are private entities who own, lease, lease to, or operate facilities such as restaurants, retail stores, hotels, movie theatres, private schools, convention centers, doctors' offices, homeless shelters, transportation depots, zoos, funeral homes, day care centers, and recreation facilities including sports stadiums and fitness clubs. Transportation services provided by private entities are also covered by Title III.
The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.
The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA is divided into five titles or sections that relate to different areas of public life.
Title I - Employment Helps people with disabilities access the same employment opportunities and benefits available to people without disabilities. Applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees. Defines disability, establishes guidelines for the reasonable accommodation process, and addresses medical examinations and inquiries.
Regulated and enforced by the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Requires public entities to make their programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. Outlines requirements for self-evaluation and planning; making reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination; identifying architectural barriers; and communicating effectively with people with hearing, vision and speech disabilities.
Sets the minimum standards for accessibility for alterations and new construction of commercial facilities and privately owned public accommodations. It also requires public accommodations to remove barriers in existing buildings where it is easy to do so without much difficulty or expense.
Directs businesses to make "reasonable modifications" to their usual ways of doing things when serving people with disabilities.
Requires that businesses take steps necessary to communicate effectively with customers with vision, hearing, and speech disabilities. Requires closed captioning of federally funded public service announcements. Regulated by the Federal Communication Commission.
Provides a list of certain conditions that are not considered disabilities. Publicly funded transportation includes, but is not limited to, bus and passenger train rail service. Rail service includes subways rapid raillight rail, commuter rail, and Amtrak.
If transportation is offered by a private company, it is covered by Title III. Privately funded transportation includes, but is not limited to, taxicabs, airport shuttles, intercity bus companies, such as Greyhound, and hotel-provided transportation.
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration releases information, guidance and regulations on transportation and the ADA.
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