The America’s with Disabilities Act

The ADA public accommodations title is used to cover service providers such as those in the non-profit sectors, the public accommodations such as halls, they can also include the facilities which are leased out, examples of these are movie theaters, restaurants and hotels and even the private schools and the homeless centers as well as funeral homes and the zoos which may be privately owned. All of the public accommodations in the United States are required to follow its provisions and they should not carry any discriminatory acts against the people who have disabilities of any kind.

The public accommodation owners are also required to follow the requirements which are related to the architectural standards for the altered as well as the new buildings, they should also carry out any reasonable modifications to the practices, procedures and policies and they should also communicate effectively to the people who have the speech, vision or hearing disabilities and all other other access requirements should also be adhered to.

Barriers which are in the already existing building should be removed by the public accommodation where possible without and expenses or difficulties depending on the resources available to the public accommodation (DIANE publishing, 2).

The architectural standards which have been set should be followed by all the categories which are mentioned under this ADA titles and in case of need of a disabled person to collect any certificates or public documents such as school certificates and licenses, there should be availability of services which should enable them to access the areas providing them or arrangements should be made so that they can be collected on behalf of the disabled people.

Complaints which are related to violations of the ADA on public accommodations can be filed with the department of justice and there are certain situations where the cases are referred to the mediation program which is sponsored by the department.

In cases where there are discriminations which violate the provisions which are given by the ADA in the United States, The department of justice have the mandate to bring law suits against such operators of the public facilities and the law suits can also be provided by the private law suits and these people do not need to go for a letter of the right to sue offenders and there is no need for them to file the complaint with the department of justice in the country. www. ada. gov. Rehabilitation Act

The programs which are provided by the federal agencies or by the government prohibits any discriminations of the disabled people and especially in the sectors which receive their financial assistance from the federal government and the standards which determine whether there has been a discrimination carried out in this provisions and similar to the standards which are provided by the ADA employment provisions. ADA Title four: Telecommunications and telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)

The ADA on telecommunications relay services address the telephone and television access for the people who have disabilities on speech and hearing, the Act therefore requires the common carriers who are the telephone companies to establish the intrastate and interstate telecommunications relay services all the time, day and night. Minimum standards for the TRS services have been set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the this ADA provision requires closed captioning of the public service announcements which are federally funded.

The communications Act of 1934 Section 255 and 251(a)(2) was amended in the year 1996 and referred to as the telecommunications Act of the United States. This ADA act targets all the manufactures of the telecommunications equipments the service providers and it requires them to ensure that the people who have disabilities are able to use these services and they should also be within their reach so long as they can be able to achieve or be able to afford them.

The provisions and the amendments which are in this Act make sure that those people who have disabilities are able to readily access these telecommunications services, these services are such as the telephones and mobile phones and the pager services which in the normal cases are not readily available to the people who have disabilities which may be either physical or psychological (Blank & Braddock, 185) and <www.

fcc. gov/cgb/dro > Title five of ADA: Miscellaneous In this Act, the provisions which are provided includes the provisions which prohibits any coercion, threatening or retaliating against the people with disabilities or those people who are in the help of the disabled persons to assert the rights which are under the America’s with Disabilities Act. Fair Housing Act