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Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public accommodations to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the general public. The goal is to afford every individual the opportunity to benefit from our country’s businesses and services, and to afford our businesses and services the opportunity to benefit from the patronage of all Americans.

The regulations require that architectural and communication barriers that are structural must be removed in public areas of existing facilities when their removal is readily achievable - in other words, easily accomplished and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense. Public accommodations that must meet the barrier removal requirement include a broad range of establishments (both for-profit and nonprofit) - such as hotels, restaurants, theaters, museums, retail stores, private schools, banks, doctors’ offices, and other places that serve the public. People who own, lease, lease out, or operate places of public accommodation in existing buildings are responsible for complying with the barrier removal requirement.

The removal of barriers can often be achieved by making simple changes to the physical environment. However, the regulations do not define exactly how much effort and expense are required for a facility to meet its obligation. This judgment must be made on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration such factors as the size, type, and overall financial resources of the facility, and the nature and cost of the access improvements needed.

This is where U.S. Barrier can help. U.S. Barrier Surveying Co. (USBS) provides the only national ADA building and facility surveying, certification and warranty program in the United States, that assists the owners of places of public accommodations and commercial facilities in meeting their obligations to remove barriers under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

No other company even comes close. Now that's innovation. From a name you can trust. USBS.


State Certifications
USBS also provides surveys, certifications and warranties for buildings and facilities located in those states that have their own unique accessibility codes that have been certified as equivalent by the U.S. Dept. of Justice.


Visit the Certifications area or call USBS to learn more about getting certified in one of these states.