Title III of the ADA and why Public Accommodations Matter

Clarifies accommodations, ADA compliance, and highlights accessibility for those seeking clarity or ADA-related challenges.

Kevin Williams, Director of the Civil Rights Legal Program for Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), and a guest speaker in this course said, "to treat people with disabilities equally, you have to do something different."

Public places and businesses open to the public need to do something different to comply with ADA standards so that people with disabilities have full access and enjoyment of public places.

In this training, you will learn about resources such as tax incentives, community resources, examples of accommodations, and ultimately discover that adhering to the ADA isn't just good business practice, it is the law!

This online, on-demand, self-paced, solutions-focused course will have you leave with a better understanding and foundational knowledge of:

  • What Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is;
  • Why businesses need to comply with ADA standards;
  • How being ADA compliant can benefit businesses;
  • What The Curb Cut Effect is;
  • How businesses can provide accommodations to people with disabilities; and
  • Actions you can take now as a business.

What to expect

Who should take this course?

  • Businesses that are generally open to the public such as stores, restaurants, theaters, schools, daycare facilities, recreation facilities, medical offices, hotels, pharmacies, retail, museums, libraries, parks, schools, and commercial facilities such as factories, warehouses, office buildings, etc.
  • People with disabilities and their families so they understand Title III of the ADA, their rights, and what businesses can do to provide accommodations.

This work is made possible through support from Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council, Arc Thrift Stores, Developmental Pathways, and The Arc of Aurora.


Due to the varying requirements of different organizations and disciplines, THINK+change does not seek prior accreditation of educational courses for CLE/CEUs. Please consult the rules of your organization regarding the procedures for receiving continuing education credits. This course may qualify for up to 90 minutes of CLE/CEU. You will also receive a digital certificate verifying your completion of the course to submit. If you require further verification or have other questions, please contact us.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, medical or legal advice. You should consult your own medical or legal advisors for specific and personalized advice.

Your Instructor

THINK+change Team
THINK+change Team

THINK+change offers solutions-focused training and education that change knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). THINK+change is a training and education program of The Arc of Aurora which was incorporated in 1975 as an advocacy organization for people with IDD. Since the inception of THINK+change in 2017, the education program has been a trailblazer in disability education and has trained and brought together thousands of people with IDD, their families, and the professionals in their lives who want to keep up with trends and developments in the disability field and grow professionally. All people with disabilities deserve respect and deserve better.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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