View of an accessible parking spot.

Parking lots are currently a hot topic for ADA compliance. But, access goes far beyond the asphalt. Does your business welcome people with disabilities?

How does ADA compliance serve your business? Essen Otu, Diversity and Community Affairs Director shares Mountain Park Heath Center’s experience in adaptive reuse of an existing building to create universal access and a more positive experience for their clientele.

What are your responsibilities under Title III of the 26-year old law? Are you grandfathered? What if modifications are too expensive for your business to undertake? Sarah Kader, staff attorney with Arizona Center for Disability Law details the requirements for compliance and the exceptions to public accommodation.

This seminar was co-sponsored by the Arizona Center for Disability Law, Statewide Independent Living Council, DIRECT of Tucson and ABILITY360 and recorded in Phoenix, AZ.

In this 34-minute video, Otu details Mountain Park’s design process, their engagement with the community and the benefits gained from the process of inclusive design.

Kader explains the rights and responsibilities of both qualified individuals with disabilities and business entities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.