HAWAII DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER

a private non-profit public interest corporation, protects and promotes the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities through the provision of information and advocacy.

HDRC is Hawaii’s

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SYSTEM for People with Disabilities

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

as authorized in federal and state law and designated by Executive Order.

1132 Bishop Street, Suite 2102

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone (v/tty)(808) 949-2922

Statewide Toll-Free(v/tty)1-800-882-1057

Fax(808) 949-2928

E-mailinfo@hawaiidisabilityrights.org

Websitewww.hawaiidisabilityrights.org

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March 2016

HAWAII DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER

PROMOTES

ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITIES

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates accessible communities for people with disabilities.

Title II establishes requirements for state and local governments to make their programs, services and transportation services accessible to and usable by people with disabilities.

Title III establishes requirements for 12 categories of public accommodations (private entities that serve the public) to make their goods and services accessible to people with disabilities. The categories are:

  • Hotels, places providing lodging
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Places of entertainment, such as theaters
  • Places of public gathering (convention centers)
  • Retail or wholesale sales or rentals
  • Services establishments (banks, dry cleaners, etc.)
  • Terminals for public transportation
  • Places of public display or collection (libraries, museums)
  • Places of recreation (parks, zoo)
  • Places of education
  • Social services establishments (food bank, day care)
  • Places of exercise or recreation (golf, gym, bowling)

How to Report An Inaccessible Building:

  1. Write down the complete and correct name and address of the business that was not accessible to you.
  2. Write down the date(s) that you visited this business and list the items (clothing, lunch, etc.) you purchased or attempted to purchase.
  3. List the barriers you encountered – such as, doorway thresholds too high, counters too high, seating not accessible, stairs rather than a ramp, aisle width too narrow for a wheelchair, no handicapped parking, etc.

Call Hawaii Disability Rights Center at 1-800-882-1057 to report your experience and findings.

For More Information or Assistance or to obtain this brochure in an alternative format,

Please call, visit, write or e-mail the Hawaii Disability Rights Center