Category: Blogs

woman sitting at a table on a roof top with man in wheelchair
July 3, 2024

Can a Rooftop Happy Hour be Made Wheelchair Accessible?

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act require buildings to install elevators? What does “equal access” mean when you can’t access half the building and the best bar is on
March 27, 2024

Is that business really grandfathered in under the ADA?

There is no such thing as “being grandfathered in” under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, some businesses may be covered by something called “safe harbor.” To make it
Happy businesswoman with disability and her assistance dog enjoying during her coffee break at work.
January 31, 2024

More on the Accessibility of Older Buildings

In our latest Ask the ADA Expert blog, Marsha Mazz elaborated on why some older buildings are not nearly as accessible as others. Many people took to social media
woman walking along side of man in wheelchair exiting building
January 26, 2024

The ADA Does Not Apply Equally to New and Older Buildings

In general, the U.S. Department of Justice and the courts consider a building to be physically “accessible” if it complies with the DOJ ADA regulations and ADA Standards for
November 26, 2023

When do private homes have to be accessible?

Businesses that operate in private homes must comply with the ADA if they are places of public accommodation
October 27, 2023

The Architectural Barriers Act is the ADA’s Powerful Parent

Above image courtesy of Azmanjaka/Getty Disability Collection. Did you know that post offices and all other federally-owned buildings are covered by the Architectural Barriers Act, and not the Americans