10.01.2010 Revised ADA Regulations: A Guideline to Compliance
10.01.2010A man and a miniature horse walk into a hotel lobby. The man asks the hotel receptionist if she has any rooms available …
If you are waiting for a punch line, there won’t be one. Pursuant to the new Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) regulations, public accommodations are required to make “reasonable modifications … to permit the use of a miniature horse by an individual with a disability …”
The above scenario is just one of the many changes brought about by the Department of Justice’s amendments to its regulations implementing Title III of the ADA. The amendments were signed by the Attorney General on July 23, 2010 and will be published in the Federal Register as a Final Rule in the near future. The Final Rule will become effective six months after publication.
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