ADA Accessibility Resources for Businesses

Oakland property and business owners are reminded to check to ensure their spaces are accessible to all. ADA accessibility is not only the landlord’s responsibility, but also directed at business owners. Nearly all ADA lawsuits are filed against both the operating business owner (tenant) and the property owner (landlord).

Posted: October 6th, 2021 1:55 PM

Last Updated: August 24th, 2022 3:52 PM

State Resources

California Commission on Disability Access
The Business Connect web page created by the California Commission on Disability Access has many resources on disability access for businesses, including several in multiple languages. Among the resources listed, these five steps can help build a wider customer base and prevent costly lawsuits.

California Department of General Services
Learn the benefits of hiring a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) through the Division of the State Architect
Access Compliance Reference Materials and Frequently Asked Questions

California Commission on Disability Access
Access Compliance Resources for Businesses and Consumers

General Resources

California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) Americans with Disabilities Act (CalCAP/ADA) Financing Program assists small businesses with financing the costs to alter or retrofit existing small business facilities

Federal Resources

Local Resources

Disability and Accessibility resources available from the City of Oakland and the Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities.

Planning & Building Department's web page on Access for Persons with Disabilities provides context for the ADA’s history and application for construction

Need Legal Assistance?

If you receive a legal complaint about ADA access, you should check with your attorney. If you need a referral to an attorney or legal insight, please consider these resources: