Episode 7 Resources: Access to Pools

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Resources from the United States Department of Justice

  • ADA Revised Regulations – Fact Sheet on Minimum Requirements and Standards -- Accessible Pools: Means of Entry and Exit (Updated May 24, 2012) (PDF
    Source: United States Department of Justice
    Link:
    ada.gov/pools_2010.htm
    Link: ada.gov//pools_2010.pdf
  • Questions and Answers:  Accessibility Requirements for Existing Swimming Pools at Hotels and Other Public Accommodations
    Source:
    United States Department of Justice
    Link:
    ada.gov/qa_existingpools_titleIII.htm
  • Compliance Extension for Existing Pools
    On May 18, 2012, the Department announced that it is adopting a final rule extending the compliance date for sections 242 and 1009 of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design, as they relate to the provision of accessible entry and exit to existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas (pools built before March 15, 2012). These provisions for existing pools of title II and title III entities will now take effect on January 31, 2013. The final rule does not affect the March 15, 2012 effective date for newly constructed or altered pools.
    Source: United States Department of Justice
    Link:
    ada.gov//regs2010/ADAregs2012/finalrule_existingpools_FR_may21.htm
  • The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
    The Department has assembled this official online version of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards) to bring together the information in one easy-to-access location.  It provides the scoping and technical requirements for new construction and alterations resulting from the adoption of revised 2010 Standards in the final rules for Title II (28 CFR part 35) and Title III (28 CFR part 36).
    Source: United States Department of Justice
    Link:
    ada.gov//2010ADAstandards_index.htm
  • Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
    The Department of Justice published its revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 “ADA” in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010, which include the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design “2010 Standards” or “Standards”.  In the revised regulations, the Department included detailed guidance with a section-by-section analysis of the revisions: 
    The following includes guidance from the revised regulations related to 28 CFR 35.151; 28 CFR part 26, subpart D; and the 2004 ADAAG.  It addresses changes to the Standards, the reasoning behind those changes, and responses to public comments received on these topics.
    Source: United States Department of Justice
    Link:
    ada.gov//regs2010/2010ADAStandards/Guidance2010ADAstandards.htm
  • Letter to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association regarding accessible entry and exit for swimming pools and spas (PDF) (posted 2/24/2012)
    Source: United States Department of Justice
    Link:
    ada.gov//aahoa_letter.htm
    Link:
    ada.gov//aahoa_letter.pdf
  • Letter to the American Hotel and Lodging Association regarding accessible entry and exit for swimming pools and spas (PDF) (posted 2/21/2012)
    Source: United States Department of Justice
    Link:
    ada.gov//ahla_letter_2_21.htm
    Link: ada.gov//ahla_letter_2_21.pdf
  • Tax Credits and Deductions
    Businesses can take advantage of two Federal tax incentives available to help cover costs of making access improvements for customers with disabilities:
    - A tax credit for small businesses that remove access barriers from their facilities, provide accessible services, or take other steps to improve accessibility for customers with disabilities
    - A tax deduction for businesses of all sizes that remove access barriers in their facilities or vehicles
    Source: United States Department of Justice
    Link:
    ada.gov//taxincent.htm

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