Everything Restaurants Need to Know About ADA Compliance
The number of Americans living with disabilities is larger than many think. The Census Bureau reports that more than one in 10 of us—12.7 percent—have a disability that impacts major life activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the number at one in four U.S. adults, or 61 million people.
Under the ADA and individual state codes, a stringent set of laws are in place for restaurants and other private businesses to accommodate those with disabilities, ranging from handicapped parking space requirements to sizing statutes for restroom facilities to rules for dealing with service animals.