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Located just 45 minutes from San Francisco, the beautiful, 17-mile Sonoma Valley is a destination sought by visitors from around the world for its wine, food, culture, and scenery, and a community loved by residents for its charm and vitality.

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The following resources are provided to assist local businesses in complying with requirements for disabled accessibility.  

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 .

Another useful checklist for existing facilities can be found at


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 , including tips on interacting with customers with disabilities.  There is also a helpful list of the most common violations and training videos to help businesses address these types of violations.
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


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 . For further details on federal and state tax incentives, consult your tax professional.


City of Sonoma Business Loan Program:

The City of Sonoma's matching funds loan program provides assistance with business improvements, including disabled accessibility.  Learn more here.