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Understanding ADA Requirements for Historic Properties

how to balance compliance and preservation

Think your property is exempt from the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) because of its age? Think again! There is no grandfather clause under Title III of the ADA for buildings defined as public accommodations; in other words, properties that were built before ADA enactment in 1990 are not exempt from its requirements.  All places of public accommodation must remove barriers where removal is readily achievable.

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