Businesses and non-profits are obligated to remove barriers to access for individuals with disabilities when it is 'readily achievable' to do so. Readily achievable means 'without much difficulty or expense'.
Under the ADA, businesses and non-profits are referred to as 'public accommodations'. Public accommodations include but are not limited to such places as: restaurants, bars, movie theatres, concert halls, stadiums, convention centers, lecture halls, bakeries, grocery stores, clothing stores, hardware stores, shopping centers. In addition, public accommodations include laundromats, dry-cleaners, banks, barber shops, beauty shops, travel services, shoe repair services, funeral parlors, gas stations, offices of an accountants or lawyers, pharmacies, insurance offices, professional office of health care providers, hospitals, public transportation stations, museums, libraries, galleries,parks, zoos, amusement parks, or other place of recreation, nurseries, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate private schools, or other places of education.
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