It refers to the ability for everyone, regardless of disability or special needs, to access, use and benefit from everything within their environment. It is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible.
The goal of accessibility is to create an inclusive society for people with physical, mobility, visual, auditory or cognitive disabilities. This means everyone has equal access to perceive, understand, engage, navigate and interact with all elements of the physical and digital world.
- Under the America's with Disabilities Act (ADA) a service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Learn more
- State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. Learn more
- Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. Learn more