— Tracy S. – Asheville, NC ANSWER: This is not an uncommon situation you face based upon the questions we receive. There are several parts of this that must be considered. First, as a condominium unit it would fall under the Fair Housing Act Guidelines which apply to new construction after March 13, 1991. If this property were constructed prior to this date … READ MORE
— Paul. – Orange Park, FL ANSWER: In my opinion, unless there is a technical infeasibility to doing so, the toilet room on the floor being improved must be made accessible. Also, please remember that you have an obligation to spend up to an additional 20 percent of the remodel costs to remove barriers that may exist in the Path of Travel to … READ MORE
— Bill S. – Philadelphia, PA ANSWER: There is no requirement under the ADA to prevent gas stations from becoming self-serve and it would not be considered to be discriminatory to do so unless accessible self-serve fueling dispensers are not provided. However, a facility with attendants must provide refueling assistance when requested for a patron with disabilities when there is … READ MORE
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