Attorney Charles S. Roseman Illustrates ADA-Compliance Issues

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Charles S. Roseman, founder of the Law Offices of Charles S. Roseman & Associates, lists the top three tips on how businesses can comply with ADA regulations.

Charles S. Roseman

To be in compliance, all a business needs to do is have an accessible entrance, which means providing a ramp or other structure that makes it possible for anyone to enter.

Personal injury attorney Charles S. Roseman, who focuses on the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) and disability discrimination, stresses that ADA violations are frustratingly common. “An alarming number of ADA violations occur across the country on a daily basis,” said Roseman. “Furthermore, many businesses refuse to comply with ADA regulations.”

In light of this widespread non-compliance, Roseman lists the top three tips on how businesses can assist the disabled and comply with the ADA, which prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.

No. 1: Have an accessible entrance. “One of the biggest violations of the ADA by far is a business/building that does not have an entrance that is accessible to all,” said Roseman. “However, this is also one of the easiest issues to fix. To be in compliance, all a business needs to do is have an accessible entrance, which means providing a ramp or other structure that makes it possible for anyone to enter. Keep in mind that the ADA requires all private buildings serving the public to have an accessible entrance, no matter the age of the building.”

No. 2: Bathroom accessibility. In addition to an accessible entrance, all businesses should also have bathroom accessibility for everyone, including the disabled. “Not surprisingly, this is another common ADA violation,” said Roseman. “Any business should have a bathroom with at least one stall a person in a wheelchair can use.”

No. 3: Provide van parking. Every business, despite its size, is required to provide at least one parking spot for a van. “This spot should be wide enough for vans that have ramps so as to allow people in wheelchairs enough space to get out,” said Roseman. “It should also be well-marked, with signage as well as paint on the ground.”

About Charles S. Roseman, Law Offices of Charles S. Roseman & Associates
Charles S. Roseman and his associate, Richard D. Prager, are personal injury lawyers who focus on general civil litigation, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, product liability injuries, professional malpractice, civil rights, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, elder abuse, Americans with Disabilities Act, disability discrimination and more. Roseman is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Federal and American Bar Associations and the State Bar of California. For more information or a free consultation, please call (619) 544-1500, or visit http://www.rosemanlaw.com. The law office is located at 1761 Hotel Circle South, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92108.

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