Thursday, March 15, 2012

New ADA Rules Leave Some Scrambling

By Michelle Diament from disability scoop

As a new round of accessibility requirements take effect this week, some businesses are struggling to comply.

The new regulations are part of a 2010 update to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Businesses were given until this year to adhere to many of the added requirements.

Starting Thursday, rules will be in place for the first time ever mandating that public swimming pools, parks, golf courses, exercise clubs and other recreational facilities be accessible. Hotel reservation systems also must meet new standards.

However, some businesses appear to be having difficulty meeting the requirements in time. USA Today reports that a number of hotels are considering closing their swimming pools and whirlpools because they don’t yet include lifts.

Read more HERE.

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