"Do We Have To Provide an Interpreter?"
Your business' requirements under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
1. Who is covered by title 3 of the ADA?
Public accommodations- (I.E, private entities that own, operate, lease, or lease to places of public accommodation.
Commercial facilities- Including office buildings, factories, and warehouses.
2. What are you required to provide?
-Public accomadations must-
Furnish auxiliary aids when necessary to ensure effective communication, unless an undue burden or fundamental alteration would result.
3. What does the term Auxiliary Aids include?
Auxiliary Aids- A public accomodation must provide auxiliary aids and services when they are necessary to wnsure effective communication with individuals with hearing, vision, or speech impairments.
Auxiliary aids include such services or devices as qualified interpreters, assistive listening headsets, television captioning and decoders....
IRS Tax Credit :
Code section 44, Disabled Access Credit
Available to help employers cover accommodation costs for employees and/or customers with disabilities, making their businesses accessible for everyone.
Small businesses may take an annual tax credit for making their businesses accessible to persons with disabilities.
IRS Tax Deduction :
Code, Section 190,
Businesses of all sizes may take advantage of this tax deduction.
Tax Incentives Forms and Publications.Visit the Internal Revenue Service website at
or call800-829-3676 (voice); 800-829-4059 (TTY) to order the necessary business forms and publications: Form 8826 (Disabled Access Credit) and Publication 535 “Business Expenses” (tax deduction).