CGA Hosts ADA Compliance Seminars

The challenges of complying with the American With Disabilities Act were addressed at two regional seminars hosted by the California Grocers Association.

The seminars were conducted byDowney Brand, a Sacramento-based law firm CGA contracted with to create a comprehensive, user-friendly tool for the Association’s Grocery Compliance Toolkit. The toolkit was created to house various compliance “tools” to help grocery retailers understand and manage risks associated with complying with state regulations.

The ADA material was the second “tool” in the compliance toolkit. Previously, CGA released the first “tool,” that addressed hazardous waste disposal.

The ADA material and accompanying seminar address numerous issues including:

  • Overview of public access law
  • Understanding obligations for landlords vs tenants
  • Parking and paths of travel
  • Signage
  • Merchandise access
  • Restrooms
  • Point of Sale Issues
  • Service Animals

Attendees received a copy of the ADA toolkit. The CGA Educational Foundation will host a webinar on the ADA compliance toolkit on April 6. Registration information will be available the week of March 21 on the CGA website. Website participants will be provided a link to download the ADA compliance toolkit.