As disability discrimination and accessibility regulations become more complex, agency investigations and lawsuits are becoming a more common threat to business. At FordHarrison, we help employers such as hotels, retailers, restaurants, health care providers and educational institutions with the many challenges of Title III and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Business owners have long been aware that the ADA requires their physical facilities to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. However, business owners should also be aware that their policies, practices and technology should be assessed for compliance to ensure that their products, services and even websites are fully accessible to those with disabilities.
The attorneys in our Disability Access Practice Group help clients with the following issues:
- Complying with specific requirements related to architectural standards for new and altered buildings.
- Helping businesses handle disability-related complaints and defend against access claims.
- Complying with reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures.
- Advising clients on effective communication with people with hearing, vision or speech disabilities, including website requirements for reservations or event ticketing.
- Guiding clients when installing equipment and fixtures such as point-of-sale devices, ATMs or sales counters.
- Helping clients develop and implement ADA compliance plans.
- Defending Title III class action litigation.
Our attorneys have a depth of knowledge and direct experience in dealing with these issues across the country. We work to keep our clients informed of litigation trends as well as new and proposed federal and state regulations in the area of disability access.
If you would like us to prepare a proposal to assist your company with your labor and employment law needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.