What are public accommodations?

A public accommodation is a private entity that owns, operates, leases, or leases to, a place of public accommodation. Places of public accommodation include a wide range of entities, such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors' offices, pharmacies, retail stores, museums, libraries, amusement parks, private schools, and day care centers. Private clubs and religious organizations are exempt from the ADA's title III requirements for public accommodations.

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FAQ: Is it expensive to make all newly constructed places of public accommodation and commercial facilities accessible?

FAQ: What funding assistance is available for removing barriers and accommodating customers with disabilities?