The new regulations apply to Title II of the ADA, covering programs, activities, and services of public entities, and Title III of the ADA, covering public accommodations, commercial facilities and private entities offering certain examinations and courses. Common examples of facilities covered under Title II include state and local government offices, public schools, and state licensing and exam centers. Common examples of facilities covered under Title III include hospitals, doctors’ offices, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, movie theaters, private schools, convention centers, day care centers, and recreation facilities, such as sports stadiums and fitness clubs.
Among other substantive changes, the amended regulations adopt the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which implement new accessibility guidelines for government facilities and commercial places of public accommodation. In addition, the amended regulations address numerous accessibility issues, including selling and issuing event tickets to individuals with disabilities; accommodating service animals, wheelchairs and other power-driven mobility devices; providing auxiliary communication aids; and making reservations in places of lodging.
To learn more the new changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please visit http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/ADAregs2010.htm or if you have specific questions, please contact the Rocky Mountain Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center at 1-800-949-4232 or visit http://www.adainformation.org.