ADA Compliance is a smart, financial business decision. • Compliance can increase your bottom line –Over 54 million Americans have disabilities and the number is growing as the population ages. Compliance opens the doors for this expanding market to patronize your business; and they tell their family and friends. • Compliance can increase the resale/lease value of your facility – An ADA compliant facility is a valuable asset to a buyer/renter, as well as the realtor. ADA compliant facilities sell/rent faster with a much higher return. A business for sale/lease that is compliant is already known by the disabled community as a place where they are welcome and that following will carry over to the new owner; and they tell their family and friends. • Compliance presents a positive public image – People with disabilities are not looking for special treatment, just an equal opportunity to participate. The disabled appreciate compliant businesses as do their family and friends. When they find a business that is compliant, they tell their family and friends. • When they find a business that is NOT compliant, they tell everyone! ADA compliance is NOT an option – it’s the law! The ADA is a civil rights law and not a building code; older facilities are NOT “grandfathered” in. Regardless of the size of your business, if customers, vendors or visitors come to your facility, you must be compliant. Under the ADA public accommodations are private entities that own, lease, lease to or operate a place of public accommodation. This means that both the landlord who leases space in a building to a tenant and the tenant who operates a place of public accommodation have responsibilities to remove barriers. Our ADA auditors are capable of conducting an extensive evaluation of your physical location identifying barriers outlined in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and work with you in determining low cost, and in some cases no cost, alternatives to compliance.


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"The ADA protects the rights of people who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits their ability to perform one or more major life activities, such as breathing, walking, reading, thinking, seeing, hearing, or working. It does not apply to people whose impairment is unsubstantial, such as someone who is slightly nearsighted or someone who is mildly allergic to pollen. However, it does apply to people whose disability is substantial but can be moderated or mitigated, such as someone with diabetes that can normally be controlled with medication or someone who uses leg braces to walk, as well as to people who are temporarily substantially limited in their ability to perform a major life activity. The ADA also applies to people who have a record of having a substantial impairment (e.g., a person with cancer that is in remission) or are regarded as having such an impairment (e.g., a person who has scars from a severe burn)."