Three Steps to Staying ADA Compliant
Complying with the design standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is important for owners of lodging, restaurants, and facilities to avoid litigation. While many believe that any building built before ADA laws in 1990 are “grandfathered” in, facilities were required as of Jan. 26, 1992 to begin working towards compliance. The process is still ongoing for many businesses to include items such as installing a ramp to an entrance, widening doors, enlarging toilet stalls, installing grab bars, and updating signage with size, placement, and braille.
Why Should You Care?
ADA is a federal law, therefore if your organization or business isn’t in compliance with ADA, it may be only a matter of time before you face repercussions. Rest assured, we will provide you with all the information you need to proactively educate yourself about ADA compliance.
First Step: Updating Your Signs
With a variety of colors and styles, you will find the door number signs, public facility signs, and restaurant signs that fit any environment. Updating your signs has more benefits than just staying ADA compliant, it freshens the look and feel of your establishment. At National Hospitality, we offer a large selection of everything you need!
Newest Grade II Braille Signs with Title III Compliance *Coming Soon*
Custom Engraved Signs
Our custom engraved signs are made of durable, 1/16″ thick material. Made in house, our signs are tailored to your specifications. Add style, functionality, and instruction to your restaurant, hotel, and public facility. Please call 1-800-526-8224 to speak to our knowledge representatives about customizing today!
Second Step: Being Knowledgable
There’s no need to go searching for information, we’re happy to bring all the resources right to you! Below is information from the Department of Justice, and the ADA National Network, which will help answer any of your questions or concerns.
- A Guide For Places of Lodging: Serving Guests Who Are Blind Or Who Have Low Vision
- ADA Title II and III Regulation Fact Sheets
- Department of Justice: 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
- Department of Justice: 5 Steps to Make New Lodging Facilities Comply With The ADA
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Third Step: Be Proactive
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) will continue to evolve and make revisions to regulations for commercial facilities, restaurants, and lodging. We will continue to stay on top of the regulations and update our products accordingly. Contact us today to start on the path towards compliance! Thanks for reading!