Disability Rights (ADA)

Persons with Disabilities are entitled to equal treatment including full access to public and private facilities, including retail, commercial, and housing, as well as all benefits and privileges that other able bodied members of the community enjoy. Ku & Mussman, P.A. is committed to enforcing its client's rights under The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act and any other appropriate state and federal statutes.

At Ku & Mussman we have a great deal of experience enforcing civil rights laws and protecting minority rights.  If you believe that you have been discriminated against due to race, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability, please complete our online consultation form or call us today.

Accommodations and Barriers to Access

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that all “places of public accommodation” and “public entities” be accessible to the disabled.  Full access for the disabled means that ramps must be provided at main entrances, accessible parking must be provided close to an entrance, restrooms must include grab bars and be large enough for a person in a wheelchair, payment counters must be at the appropriate height and signs must include Braille, to name a few.

Ku & Mussman, P.A. represents individuals who have encountered a wide range of discrimination, including:

ADA - Barriers to Access:
State and Federal Law dictate that all "places of public accommodation" (businesses open to the public) must be accessible to the disabled. Additionally, "public entities" (government run programs) must be accessible to the disabled.

Mobility Impaired:
Persons with mobility impairments have the right to full and equal access to most public and private facilities. Notwithstanding the existing obligation of governments and businesses to make their facilities accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, many properties across the country remain completely inaccessible to the disabled.  Ku & Mussman, P.A. has represented clients in hundreds of barriers to access matters to obtain full access to malls, retail stores, stadiums, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, parks, libraries and numerous other types of facilities.

Hearing Impaired:
Persons who are hearing impaired have historically been subject to total exclusion from the mainstream of society due to communication barriers.  Current federal law places a high burden on most public and private entities to provide auxiliary aides and services, including sign language interpreters, to those who need them.  Ku & Mussman, P.A. is ready to represent individuals who are hearing impaired against police departments, educational institutions, hotels, doctors, hospitals and other facilities.

Vision Impaired:
The Law Offices of Ku & Mussman, P.A. is currently accepting matters involving the rights of the visually impaired. These matters range from the right to have a service animal (guide dog) to the right to have information conveyed in a format that is effective.  For example, advances in technology have enhanced the independence of many with impaired vision.