State and federal laws 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 may be subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability rights laws.

Public Accommodations, defined in detail in the ADA, have obligations for existing facilities and construction or alteration of a facility. They may also have obligations in employment, housing, and other areas protected from discrimination.

Public accommodations can be private businesses and nonprofits, including stores, shops, restaurants, bars, service establishments, theaters, hotels, recreation facilities, private museums and schools.

Laws for Private & Non-Profit Businesses


Resources for Private & Non-Profit Businesses (Public Accommodations)

Service Animals

Technical Assistance for Disability Laws