March 19, 2019

Title III of the ADA speaks to requirements for both "commercial facilities" and "public accommodations."  The "new construction" and "alterations" standards apply equally to both.  But the "readily achievable" standard only applies to "public accommodations."  "Commercial facilities" are privately owned, non residential facilities that affect commerce, such as factories or warehouses or even some office buildings, that are not subject to the "readily achievable" standard, because they do not fa...

March 13, 2019

The 2010 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act specifically revised the process and obligations for a place of lodging to reserve accessible guest accommodations for individuals with disabilities, as follows:

(1) Reservations made by places of lodging. A public accommodation that owns, leases (or leases to), or operates a place of lodging shall, with respect to reservations made by any means, including by telephone, in-person, or through a third party -

(i) Modify its policies, pr...

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