(Printer-friendly PDF version | 498 KB (Large-print PDF | 466KB) (Spanish version) A variety of food service options are offered by restaurants, hotels, convention centers, banquet facilities, and other businesses.
Making these services accessible for guests with disabilities makes good business sense.
Path of travel: Check out the path of travel around self-serve stations, ordering and pick-up counters, and seating areas.
Make sure there is enough clear space for people using wheelchairs, other mobility aids, or service animals, especially when chairs are pulled out and occupied.
In terms of accommodation, the person with the disability knows best what he or she needs.
People with learning disabilities can flourish in the workplace when they know their rights and when employers accommodate their needs with appropriate planning, policies and practices.
Considering that as much as 15 percent of the population has a disability of some sort, workplaces will benefit from the diverse thinking and problem-solving skills these workers bring to their jobs.
This means designing for buildings, processes, programs or services inclusively.
If existing physical structures, systems, or attitudes create barriers, they must be removed.