Guidance Offers Limited Substantive Changes; Affixed Lift Required

American Hotel & Lodging Association

This afternoon the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued further guidance on the requirements for pool and spa entry under the Americans with Disabilities Act. On May 17, DOJ announced an extension to the compliance deadline to January 31, 2013, and also announced their intent to provide further clarification.

The two documents, a guidance memo and a “Questions and Answers” document, are now available online.

Today’s guidance appears to reassert DOJ’s position with minor changes. AH&LA is reviewing this guidance and will provide in-depth analysis in the near future.

For previous information on the ADA pool lift requirement, including AH&LA’s Jan. 31 extension victory, click here.