Private & Non-Profit Businesses

State and federal law give people with disabilities the right to access everyday activities such as buying an item at the store, watching a movie in a theater, enjoying a meal at a restaurant, exercising at the health club and getting their car serviced.

If you own, operate, or lease to a business that serves the public you are subject to the ADA and other disability rights laws.

Non-profit and private businesses, sometimes referred to in the ADA as Title III, Public Accommodations, have obligations for existing facilities as well as when a facility is altered or newly constructed. They may also have obligations in employment, housing and other areas protected from discrimination.

Public accommodations include stores, shops, restaurants, bars, service establishments, theaters, hotels, recreation facilities, private museums and schools, to name a few.

Information on compliance can be found by following the links below for each specific law.