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Although the City does not enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), portions of the ADA apply to many other public agencies, non-profits, and private companies in our community, including those that provide public accommodation such as:

  • places of lodging
  • establishments serving food and drink
  • places of exhibition or entertainment
  • places of public gathering
  • sales or rental establishments
  • service establishments
  • stations used for specified public transportation
  • places of public display or collection
  • places of recreation
  • places of education
  • social service center establishments
  • places of exercise or recreation

The links and resources below are provided as a courtesy for these agencies and businesses. The City does not make any express or implied endorsement of these resources or the content of their websites.

Accessibility Resource Links
U.S. Department of Justice - ADA Home Page
Provides regulations, technical assistance, and information about filing a complaint.
ADA Guide for Small Businesses
Created by the U.S. Department of Justice to assist small businesses to understand and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
State of California Disability Access Information
Provides information and links on the major laws, regulations and areas of interest regarding disability rights and access for Californians with disabilities and other interested persons. Includes references to laws, resources for services, and referrals to organizations to assist with access concerns.

Social Security Disability Benefits
A complete guide to Social Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

California Commission on Disability Access
As part of the Interagency Support Division, promotes disability access through dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders, including the disability and business communities and all levels of government.
The Division of the State Architect
City and county offices collect a fee from applicants for local business licenses, report revenue to the Division of the State Architect (DSA), and submit a portion of the fee to DSA.
The Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Available for download from the California State Attorney General's website.
The Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
An organization of, by and for persons with disabilities who reside or work in the Tri-Counties area. Its purpose is to assist and encourage individuals to achieve their optimal level of self-sufficiency while eliminating the architectural, communication and attitudinal barriers which prevent them from full participation in the community.
The Job Accommodation Network
Sponsored by the U.S. Department Labor, the network provides free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized work site accommodations solutions, providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and educating callers about self-employment options.
The California Relay Service (CRS)
State program that provides specially-trained operators to relay telephone conversations back and forth between people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled and those they wish to communicate with by telephone. The operators translate between voice and whatever communication device the end user may be using. CRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist with calls free of charge.
ADA Business Brief: Service Animals
Explains the right for service animals to enter all places of business open to the public, including restaurants, hotels, taxis and shuttles, grocery and department stores, hospitals and medical offices, theaters, health clubs, parks, and zoos.
Pacific ADA Center
A Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) branch. Its purpose is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.
Tri-Counties Regional Center
Tri-Counties Regional Center is one of twenty-one non-profit regional centers in California providing lifelong services and supports for people with developmental disabilities residing in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2022
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