ADA GETS ITS FIRST MAJOR OVERHAUL IN TWENTY YEARS; NEW RULES TOOK EFFECT MARCH 15, 2011
From distinguishing between a wheelchair and other power-driven mobility devices such as the Segway® to clarifying what qualifies as a service animal, a new set of ADA rules went into effect on March 15, 2011. The rules affect how 80,000 government entities and more than seven million public spaces in the United States operate. The rules were signed by Attorney General Eric Holder on July 23, 2010, and the official text was published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010.
Read “ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business”, a guide for small businesses to understand the new and updated accessibility requirements.