The National Restaurant Association recently released their "Americans with Disabilities Act Complaince" Tool-kit.
The 2010 standards apply to new construction and alterations starting on or after March 15, 2012. Since Title III of the ADA also requires businesses to remove barriers to guests wherever it is readily achievable, businesses should use the new standards for guidance when they remove existing barriers to guests.
Whether you're building a new restaurant, renovating a current location, or removing existing barriers to guests with disabilities, make sure you are in compliance! The tool-kit includes:
- An overview of Title III of the ADA, which prohibits restaurants and other places of public accommodation from discriminating against guests with disabilities
- Specifics on the new federal accessibility guidelines, which set new ground rules defining everything that makes a restaurant "accessible," from restrooms to signage, elevators, ramps, parking spaces and more.
- A checklist that you can use in your restaurant to evaluate such features as dining areas, self-service counters and children's play areas.
- What to do if you are sued under the ADA.
- Guidance on new regulations covering the use of service animals and mobility devices in restaurants.
NRA members can download the tool-kit for FREE.