Southwest ADA Center

Publications: Title III - Public Accommodations

Who Has Obligations Under Title III? (NIDRR/DOE) 3 pgs. 1992.
This document details who must comply with Title III of the ADA.

Access To Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities (DOJ) 19 pgs. 2010.
This publication provides guidance for medical care professionals on the ADA’s requirement to provide accessible health care to individuals with mobility disabilities and includes an overview of general ADA requirements, commonly asked questions, and illustrated examples of accessible facilities, examination rooms, and medical equipment.

ADA Guide for Small Businesses (DOJ) 15 pgs. 1997.
This document gives a detailed overview of small businesses and their requirements under the ADA. 

ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business (DOJ) 2011.
The Department of Justice has revised its regulations implementing the ADA. This rule takes effect on March 15, 2011, clarifies issues that have arisen over the past 20 years, and contains new requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. This document provides guidance to assist small business owners in understanding how this new regulation applies to them.

Alternatives to Barrier Removal (NIDDR/Adaptive Environments) 1992.
Examples of alternatives when barrier removal is not readily achievable.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Assistance at Self-Serve Gas Stations (DOJ) 1999.   This document describes how gas stations must provide services to persons with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act Checklist for New Lodging Facilities (DOJ)  1999.
This publication is a self-help survey designed for owners, franchisers, and managers of lodging facilities to use in identifying ADA mistakes at their facilities. 

Americans with Disabilities Act Guide for Places of Lodging:  Serving Guests Who Are Blind or Who Have Low Vision.  (DOJ)  2001

ADA Business BRIEF: Service Animals (DOJ) 2007.   This document explains the provisions under the ADA that apply to service animals who assist persons with disabilities.

Better Business Brochures (NF) 1992.

Common ADA Problems at Newly Constructed Lodging Facilities 14 pgs. 1999.
This document is designed to help owners, franchisers, architects, and building contractors avoid the mistakes most frequently encountered by this industry. 

Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act  (DOJ) 13 pgs. 1997. This document answers questions about child care centers and their obligations under the ADA.

Expanding Your Market (DOJ) 2006.

Five Steps To Make New Lodging Facilities Comply with the ADA. 4 pgs. 1999.
Describes five steps hotel owners and franchisers can take to avoid costly ADA mistakes in new lodging facilities. 

How to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Restaurants and Other Food Service Employers. (EEOC & FDA) 2004.
This guide is designed to assist restaurants and other food service employers in complying with the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Technical Assistance Manual on Title III w/ yearly supplements  (DOJ), 86 pgs.
This complete manual gives a comprehensive overview of title III of the ADA.

Title III Highlights (DOJ) 11 pgs.
This document gives a brief overview of who must comply with title III  of the ADA and its requirements.

Universal Design 101 (Southwest ADA Center) 2012.
Universal Design (UD) is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaption or specialized design.  Also known as “barrier free” or “inclusive” design, UD blends aesthetics with transparent accessibility from a user-centered perspective.