Category Archives: Business Sense

For Restauranteurs: Accommodating Diners with Disabilities

A variety of food service options are offered by restaurants, hotels, convention centers, banquet facilities, and other businesses. Making these services accessible for guests with disabilities makes good business sense. People with disabilities (not to mention the family members, friends, and colleagues who often accompany them) represent a large and growing market.

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Q & A: Accessibility for Restaurants and Bars

Common Questions Answered by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Q. Are Restaurants And Bars That Offer Parking Required To Provide Accessible Parking Spaces For People With Mobility Impairments? If Such Parking Is Required How Many Spaces Must Be Provided?

A. Yes. If a restaurant or bar owns and operates the parking lot, it must provide accessible parking if it is readily achievable to do so. If a restaurant or bar is a tenant, responsibility for providing accessible parking rests with both the landlord and the tenant. These responsibilities may be allocated between the landlord and tenant in the lease of other contract.

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