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Handicap Parking Signs Ensure Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Handicap Parking Signs Ensure Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Signed into law in 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act was a major stepping-stone in ensuring equal rights for all Americans with disabilities. All businesses and privately held facilities are obligated to follow ADA guidelines. The law requires commercial parking lots and pedestrian paths to be accessible to everyone. This includes providing the disabled with parking spaces that offer ample access for vehicles as well as other mobility aids such as wheelchairs and power chairs.

Businesses Need to Know State Requirements Regarding Handicapped Signage and Standards
Businesses Need to Know State Requirements Regarding Handicapped Signage and Standards

Businesses are required to know the State requirements regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities. This is in addition to the Federal requirements.

For instance, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on July 25th, 2014 mandating the replacement of the iconic handicap symbol. The legislation was signed by the Governor on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Requirements on a Small Business Regarding Public Accommodations for Disabled Persons
Requirements on a Small Business Regarding Public Accommodations for Disabled Persons

A Small Business must understand the Federal and the State requirements regarding the accommodation of persons with disabilities.