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The Accessible Virtual Community

Restaurants and Dining

Illustration represents restaurants and dining portion of the virtual community.

Menus are just one of the unique features of the restaurant experience. Check out some new approaches to accessibility in the food service and restaurant industry that go beyond the ADA. To search for more related information, you can go to our Search Page.

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Accessibility Guidelines for Building Restaurants

This pdf document looks at the construction of restaurants, in general,and includes accessibility considerations.

City of Riverside- Building and Safety

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ADA Requirements: Service Animals

This website has updated ADA guidelines, regulations, and rights for people with service animals.

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Barrier Free Dining

Barrier Free Choices is a detailed website which allows individuals with disabilities to search for a restaurant through an extensive checklist which includes payment options, dining options, special dietary considerations, special requirements, and various other options.

Barrier Free Choices

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Barrier-Free Restaurants

This website provides information for making restaurants more accessible and statistics on how accessible restaurants are.

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Community Health Environment Checklists (CHECs)

This website describes a series of Community Health Environment Checklists or CHECs, which help to describe the accessibility of buildings using the lived experiences of persons with disabilities as a guide. Very quick and easy to administer.

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Refrigerators and Accessibility

This web page offers information regarding refrigerators and their accessibility. Some adults are short. Others can't raise their arms. Many use wheelchairs.

AARP

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Restaurant Survey for Hearing Accessibility

This Word document has an unkown source, but appears to be from a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America-Rochester Chapter. Several considerations for hearing accessibility are included for consideration, but the standards do not include referenced sources.

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Restaurant Accessibility - Hearing  (Word Document)

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Tips for Communicating with People who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

A tip sheet for communicating with individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

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Universal Design New York

This is a desktop reference manual which presents common universal design principles from Universal Design New York and offers examples of how to incorporate these ideas into other projects.

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... in the 21st century, there is no excuse for making inclusiveness an afterthought. It should be a given.

Gould, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 2003