Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public accommodations such as hotels, shopping centers, retailers, health care providers, restaurants, and private educational institutions to have facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. It also requires public accommodations make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to allow access to individuals with disabilities through means like service animals (guide dogs, miniature horses, etc.) and mobility devices; and to provide necessary aids or services - like accessible technologies - to ensure effective communication. Because this law gives individuals with disabilities, advocacy groups, and the U.S. Department of Justice the right to file enforcement suits, non-compliance with the law can result in significant litigation risk.
Please join us for an informative CLE presentation where we will review current ADA Title III accessibility requirements and the causes of action that can be brought against public accommodations for noncompliance. Attendees will learn practical steps to take to avoid violations, mitigate risk of lawsuits, how to respond to “drive-by” and “surf-by” lawsuits and other abusive claims, and new developments in Title III regulations, legislation, and litigation Join us in-person, or via webinar for one or both sessions. Each 90-minute session will be eligible for CLE credit.
The topics we'll cover in our interactive discussion include:
- ADA Title III Overview, Litigation Landscape, and Compliance Essentials
- Title III’s “Effective Communication” Obligation Explained (Including Website Accessibility)
- Accessible Facilities: Debunking Myths and Avoiding Common Pitfalls
- Reasonable Modifications for Individuals with Disabilities: Service Animals, Mobility Devices, and more