The following resources are meant to assist small business owners make their businesses accessible. Please refer to the documents below to understand the financial benefits of making business accessible as well as the educational materials that explain how.
As NYC re-opens post-COVID19 and restaurants expand outdoor seating to accommodate social distancing, we cannot forget about accessibility. The following guidance provides requirements for maintaining physical accessibility for outdoor dining.
NYC MOPD Open Restaurants Accessibility Requirements
NYC MOPD Open Storefronts Accessibility Requirements
Storefronts are important to New York City neighborhoods. They house local businesses, are a visible part of the street, and define the character and feel of a community. As storefronts are re-opening across the City and taking advantage of the Open Storefronts all business owners are required to maintain ADA compliance for their entrances and immediate sidewalks.
This information and more is laid out in the SBS Storefront Improvements Guide.