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The following resources are provided to assist local businesses in complying with requirements for disabled accessibility. For more information, contact the Chamber.
Information from the U.S. Department of Justice:
The federal Department of Justice has an ADA website and an information line (800-514-0301 (voice; Spanish language service available) 800-514-0383 (TTY)) as well as an ADA Business Connection page, with information and technical assistance. It includes a variety of downloadable publications for businesses, including a new ADA Update: A Primer for Small Businesses, the ADA Guide for Small Businesses (pdf), a guide to Readily Achievable Barrier Removal and Van Accessible Parking Spaces, a Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal. Among the links on the ADA website are the revised ADA requirements regarding Service Animals and a Q&A on Accessibility Requirements for Existing Swimming Pools at Hotels.
Another useful checklist for existing facilities can be found at adachecklist.org.
Information for California Businesses:
- Summary of recent State law on disabled access reform (SB 1186) prepared by the League of California Cities.
- Information and resources from the California Commission on Disabled Access
- CalChamber information on ADA reform; includes a helpful video with Tips for Small Businesses on achieving compliance.
- Information about Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program is available at findacasp.com
Federal Tax Incentives:
Information on federal tax credits for small businesses, and federal tax deductions for businesses of any size, to help with the cost of making accessibility improvements is also available .