The Americans with Disabilities Act may have been passed over 23 years ago, but apparently that still isn’t enough time for society to get their act together when it comes to following all aspects of the law. ADA violations happen every day all over the country with many businesses feeling the ultimate sting of not complying – being shut down.
But being shut down doesn’t have to be the end result. The government gives plenty of time to businesses to do what is right, however there are still some businesses out there who refuse to comply no matter how much time is given. For them, and the oblivious businesses still in the Dark Ages, here are the 10 most common ADA violations (That need to stop).
1) No accessible entrance.
One of the most notorious ADA violations by far – not providing a ramp or some other kind of accessible entrance to their facility. Every private building serving the public no matter it’s age must be made accessible. There is no “Grandfather Clause” exempting older buildings, despite what many people say. The ADA requires all private buildings serving the public to have an accessible entrance, but there are thousands of businesses across the country who refuse to comply. Take a spin through Manhattan and you’ll see exactly what I mean or in one of the millions of small towns across country. Stores with stairs or even with a too-high lip at the entrance are sadly everywhere.
It’s really no wonder many people with disabilities have sued businesses for this particular violation, with many even keeping their lawyer on speed dial because they live in such a small town and want to remain independent...