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Rights of the Disabled

Public Accommodations

Title III of the ADA bars discrimination by private entities that provide public accommodations and services. Such private entities include, but are not limited to, bars, cleaners, concert halls, convention centers, educational sites, gas stations, hotels, lecture halls, libraries, motels, museums, parks, restaurants, stadiums, stores, theaters, and zoos. It is illegal for these entities to deny an individual the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations solely on the basis of that individual's disability. Places of public accommodation are required to remove architectural barriers where the removal can be achieved without undue difficulty or expense. For example, a restaurant might install an entrance ramp and rearrange tables to facilitate the use of wheelchairs. Along the same lines, a lecture hall might provide a reasonable number of wheelchair seating spaces.

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