March 15, 2012 is the ADA compliance deadline. That means next month your property needs to ensure guestrooms, the pool, the front desk, and other public spaces are in accordance with the new regulations, and that your employees are trained on service animals, when to release accessible rooms, and more.
And HR has new rules to follow as well regarding accommodating employees with real or perceived disabilities.
Hopefully, you’re well on your way toward compliance. But to assist you with fine tuning of new policies and procedures, check out the wealth of resources available in the AH&LA members-only website:
ADA Quick Guide to Compliance—this chart makes it easy to understand the differences between the 1991 regulations and the 2010 regulations.
New ADA Regulations for Pools and Spas Defined—get detailed information on how to get your pool and spa in compliance.
3-Part Webinar Series—these previously recorded, live sessions cover topics from employee relations to service animals to property requirements led by subject matter experts.
Members also receive an average of 20 percent savings on ADA training material from the Educational Institute—visit www.ahlei.org for details. Additionally, AH&LA members can have their personal questions answered by AH&LA Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs Kevin Maher at
Think you already know it all? Take our ADA quiz at www.ahla.com/knowledge.