Are older buildings grandfathered in from making them accessible to wheel chair users?

-Keith K. ANSWER: The quick answer is no.  “Grandfathering” does not exist in the ADA.  Since the ADA was passed, there has been a barrier removal obligation.  The trigger to remove these barriers is the fact that they exist.  It does not matter how old the building is.  There are three reasons that barriers do not need to be removed. … READ MORE

What is the law concerning handicapped accessible parking concerning tractor trailer trucks & truck stops?

  -Tish K. ANSWER: Tish, As long as you provide a passenger loading zone in compliance with the ADA Standards, you should be OK. The ADA Standards have an exemption from the requirement to provide accessible parking spaces for those parking spaces used exclusively for: Buses Trucks Other delivery vehicles Law enforcement vehicles Vehicular impound …when such lots provide a … READ MORE