ADA Compliance is about creating quality of life through accessibility.
Access builds relationships, fosters community, and enables businesses to thrive.
Welcome! Thank you for visiting our site. We hope that the information provided will assist you in the hiring of an ADA Consultant. We work with commercial realtors, property owners, property managers, and attorneys across the country who proactively address a property's accessibility. This allows their buyers to negotiate successfully. Sellers, in order to prevent disruptive lawsuits, should understand barrier removal and the advantages of having an implementation plan. A property in litigation can rarely be sold.
NEW! Florida Statute 553.5141:
Accessibility of Places of Public Accommodations Act
Florida enacted an accessibility law effective July 1, 2017. This new law authorizes owners of a place public accommodation to file a certificate of conformity or a remediation plan with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). A place of public accommodation is defined by the Department of Justice as private entities that own, operate, or lease to places of public accommodation. Title III commercial facilities and private entities or agencies that offer certain examinations and courses related to educational or occupational certification. The main point of the definition is that public accommodations are a facility whose operations affect commerce and are included in one of the following 12 categories: places of lodging. establishments serving food or drink, places of exhibition or entertainment, places of public gathering, sales or rental establishments, service establishments, public transportation terminals, places of public display or collection, places of recreation, places of education, social service centers, places of exercise or recreation. Private clubs and religious organizations are exempt from the ADA’s Title III requirements for public accommodations, unless portions of the facility are rented out to the public.
Overview of NEW Florida Law:
- Creates a certification type for ADA experts.
- Requires the DBPR to establish certification requirements and regulations for ADA experts.
- Allows ADA experts to determine if businesses are ADA compliant.
- Allows businesses to hire ADA experts who file expert reports with DBPR.
- Requires DBPR to establish a public website with a registry or remediation plans, certifications of conformity, and ADA experts.
- Requires courts to consider remediation plans to determine if a plaintiff filed a claim in good faith and whether the plaintiff is entitled to attorney’s fees in lawsuits involving alleged ADA violations.
Property360 is uniquely qualified to work with your business under the new Florida law. We have performed ADA Accessibility Surveys across Florida and throughout the United States. We have the qualifications, expertise, and experience to be your ADA expert.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is an instrument that allows businesses and property owners the ability to build positive relationships with a large segment of the population. As an ADA Consultant we can help you use this instrument to its full potential. Whether you need an accessibility survey performed, an implementation plan developed, employee and/or staff training, or other services tailored to your specific needs, we will provide you with professional and knowledgeable service.
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