ASID and IIDA Jointly
Oppose ADA Education
and Reform Act
On February 22, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
released a joint statement strongly opposing the 2017 “Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act” (H.R. 620).
In Section III of the Act, the bill states that before litigation can
occur on behalf of a person with disabilities against properties that
do not have accommodations, the aggrieved person must provide
a written notice and documentation of the specific barrier to the
owner or operators of the establishment before seeking legal aid.
If changes aren’t made, the aggrieved person must first provide
documentation regarding the address of the property, the specific
ADA sections alleged to have been violated, whether a request
for assistance in removing the barrier was made, and whether the
barrier was permanent or temporary
As of publishing, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017
has passed the House and is heading to the Senate. From there,
the president will need to sign the bill so it can be enacted into law.
It was passed by the House on January 30 without changes.
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