In the 10 years since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), retailers across the country have tried to ensure that their existing and newly constructed stores comply with the ADA and its "building code," the ADA Accessibility Guidelines ("ADAAG"). Yet, the flood of ADA litigation continues, even with respect to stores constructed since the enactment of the ADA.
Your retail business has just begun to take off, accelerated by the appearance of your new e-commerce site. Your customers have taken to the ease and convenience of purchasing your products online, and during the holiday season you had record online sales.
"E-tailers," Are Your web sites accessible? Consider some design accomodations.
If you are like many other office tenants you have probably wondered on more than one occasion about your obligations under the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA"). You may have encountered one or more of the following circumstances.
New construction; alterations; barrier removal; modification of policies, practices and procedures; auxiliary aids and services; and enforcement.