ADA Handicap Bars
The ADA Affects All Public and Commercial Buildings
The ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 governs public buildings, government offices and privately owned, publicly used buildings such as stores and restaurants. The act prohibits discrimination against people with handicap disabilities, ensuring everyone equal access to all public goods and services. The regulations include design specifications known as Accessibility Guidelines for Building and Facilities (ADAAG), developed from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).
The "Americans with Disabilities Act"
- Title III - Public Accommodations: New construction and modifications must be accessible to people with handicap disabilities. Existing facilities such as theaters, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, retail stores, libraries, parks, schools, privately owned transportation systems and other similar places must remove barriers to services if readily achievable. This title is enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice.