New ADA Standards Now in Effect: Is Your New York or New Jersey Business Compliant?


requirements do differ. Newly constructed or altered places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities are required to comply with the new 2010 ADA Standards.

Places of public accommodation in existing facilities that already comply with the older 1991 standards are given safe harbor, as they are only required to have accessibility barriers removed to the extent it is “readily achievable.” Guidance on the new regulations has interpreted this to mean “easy to accomplish without much difficulty or expense.”

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