The ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act) requires that your business is as accessible as possible. This doesn’t always mean major renovations! Here’s a quick checklist you can use to make sure that your business is as accessible as possible!
- Are your doors at least 32 inches wide? This is the width of your average wheelchair, and should be wide enough to allow your wheelchair using customers to come into your business unhindered.
- Do you have stuff in your parking lot blocking the door? These should be 32 inches apart too!
- Can your buzzer be reached from a sitting position? What about your doorknobs? Your counters?
- Do you have a handicap stall or big enough bathroom?
- Are your walkways clear? Try to clear away boxes, stock, and displays so that you have walkways at least 32 inches wide.
- If your door is more than half an inch from the ground, it needs to have a miniature ramp, or “stop-gap,” so that your customers can wheel themselves in.
Need new devices installed, doorways widened, and bathrooms remodeled? We’re here to help! Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you update your home or business to be more accessible for all of your customers and guests.