What are some “readily achievable” accommodations Places of Public Accommodations should be making?
Some examples of “ready achievable” remediations include, without limitation, (i) the providing ADA compliant ramps for situations where there are steps at entrances into areas of public accommodation, (ii) modifying the layout or height of racks and shelves for mobility purposes, (iii) lowering tables and checkout counters, and (iv) installing grab bars where one might regularly need reinforcement of the wall, such as restrooms. An accommodation that might not be “readily achievable” includes additions such as an elevator, which may incur a significant financial burden on a business.
Who is responsible for making these accommodations?
Under the ADA, the legal obligation to remove barriers or provide auxiliary aids and services falls on both the landlord and the tenant, and both the landlord and tenant are legally responsible. Neither can use their landlord/tenant status as a defense for being non-compliant under Title III of the ADA.
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