Americans With Disabilities Act- Title-iii
Posted by timscott on June 24th, 2020
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) provides civil right protections which offer comprehensive reinforcement for individuals with disabilities. It prohibits discrimination in all areas of public and private life -- workplaces, schools, public gatherings to name a few. The ADA is divided into five titles, each of which ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal opportunities in their places of employment, public accommodations, state and local government services, telecommunications and other Miscellaneous services.
Defining an “Individual with a disability”
ADA says that a person is an “individual with a disability” if he/she has one or more of the following conditions:
- A physical or mental damage which restricts one or more major activities of life (breathing, seeing, talking, walking, seeing, hearing, learning, and working)
- Previous record of any such damage.
- Is evaluated on/for such damages
Some major examples of such disabilities include:
- cerebral palsy
- muscular dystrophy
- multiple sclerosis
- heart disease
- mental retardation
- emotional illness
- specific learning disabilities
- drug addiction etc.
Enforcement of Title-iii of the ADAAlso See: Title Iii, Ada Title, Public Accommodations, Disabilities Act, Disabilities, Ada, Title
DOJ, a federal agency is responsible for administering and enforcing Title III of the ADA.Title III of ADA focuses on public accommodations, also known as private businesses. It states that all new construction and related changes must be approachable to individuals with disabilities. It forbids discrimination on the basis of disabilities in places of public accommodations and private entities that offer examination and courses related to educational certification and occupational authorization.
Highlights of Public Accommodations
Public accommodations consider facilities such stores and shops, hotels, restaurants, bars, theaters, hardware stores, dry-cleaners, banks, professional offices of health care providers, lawyers, and accountants, hospitals, private bus or train stations, museums, libraries, zoos, amusement parks, places of education, day care centers, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, gym and health spas, and more of similar kind. Individuals with disability has a right to be free from discrimination under Title III of the ADA. If you have been discriminated because of a disability, hire an experienced ADA Title III lawyer now to learn about your rights under the ADA.
Hiring an ADA Title III lawyer
While hiring a lawyer for individuals with disabilities, you must understand that disability law differs significantly from personal injury law. A number of such cases have been handled by ADA Title III lawyers at Carlin Firm. They fight for you to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunities. They are experienced and modern litigators devoted to get the best claims, to ensure right compensation and justice for you. If you have encountered a non-accessible public accommodation being specially abled, feel free to call us for a free consultation of your case.