Why Small Businesses Should Pay Attention to Accessibility
This week, Craig Siminski, of CMS Retirement Income Planning, shares an article discussing how Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and guidelines may apply to your premises and websites:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which passed more than 30 years ago, made it illegal to deny job opportunities to people based on their disabilities, mandated “reasonable accommodations” to make buildings accessible, and required most private businesses to offer equal service to disabled customers.
About 61 million people in the United States — one in every four adults — live with a disability.
While government enforcement of the ADA tends to be weak, a disabled person who is negatively impacted can sue a noncompliant business. ADA lawsuits are on the rise, with some disability activists reportedly becoming serial litigants.
When an ADA claim is legitimate, the court can order that the violation be fixed and that the plaintiff’s substantial legal fees be paid in full by the defendant. Some state laws allow for…
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Craig Siminski is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, with more than 25 years of experience. His goal is to provide families, business owners, and their employees with assistance in building their financial freedom.
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