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Titles III and IV and V of ADA

Reference Number: MTAS-1074
Reviewed Date: 10/21/2022

Title III
Title III covers public accommodations, commercial facilities, and private entities that offer certain opportunities to the public. Places of public accommodation include restaurants, hotels, theaters, convention centers, retailers, shopping centers, dry cleaners, laundromats, pharmacies, provider’s offices, hospitals, museums, libraries, theaters, parks, zoos, amusement parks, private schools, day care centers, health spas, and bowling alleys. Entities controlled by religious groups including churches, and places of worship are not covered. Private clubs are not covered, unless aspects of that club are open to the public. State and local governments are not covered by Title III regulation, but are covered by the department of justice’s Title II regulation.

Title IV
Title IV amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require that telephone companies provide telecommunication relay services. Also included under Title IV are Closed Captioning (CC) services, namely, televisions 13 inches or more in size must provide CC services.

Title V
Title V is miscellaneous provisions. This section provides supplemental regulations that are not covered elsewhere in the act. Title V includes state immunity, retaliation, attorney’s fees, coverage of Congress, and other federal and state laws.