The Americans with Disabilities Act requires businesses to make their locations easy to access. These accessibility standards are especially targeted toward business entrances and mobility throughout public places. Avoid putting your customers at risk for the following accidents by making your entrances ADA compliant.
- Inaccessible Doorways:
Busy business entrances handle a lot of customer foot traffic, so safety measures for those with disabilities are especially important at these locations. Entry stairs without a ramp, for example, can create a risk for customers with mobility issues. Similarly, automatic doors without proper warning labels can injure visitors attempting to pass through the entrance. Also, make sure your doors are easy to reach and easy to find for guaranteed ADA compliance.
- Cluttered Walkways:
The walkways near business entryways should be kept clear of debris and oversized boxes. These items make it difficult for pedestrians with disabilities to navigate the walkway. Other hazards like spilled water or ice buildup can present dangers to all customers and should be cleared immediately. Make it a job duty for employees to check your entryway for garbage or obstructions on a regular basis. This precaution ensures customers are never turned away by a blocked entrance.
- Unmarked Walkways:
Wheelchair ramps and special accessible pathways are great ways to make your business more inclusive. However, these additions can’t help customers if they are impossible to find. Make sure your accessibility features of your business are properly labeled with easily readable signs and noticeable lighting. Exits must also be clearly marked. Businesses can also use truncated domes or another tactile warning system to direct visitors with vision problems.
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