CHLA is committed to upholding the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to create an inclusive environment that aims to improve accessibility for all hotel guests, while safeguarding hoteliers against unjust litigation. CHLA offers multiple programs to assist members with ADA compliance and protecting against lawsuits.
ADA LAWSUIT PROTECTION PROGRAM
CHLA offers a legal support program for members who are victims of serial drive-by lawsuits that allege violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our members who have been sued for Unruh Act or ADA claims now can hire CHLA's preferred attorney, who specializes in ADA lawsuits, for a flat legal fee of $2,500-$3,500* per claim to defend them, dramatically less than the legal fees members otherwise would incur to defend such cases. Join CHLA to utilize this valuable program. If you have any questions on this program or how to join CHLA and utilize our ADA Lawsuit Protection Program, please email Sandra@calodging.com.
*$2,500-$3,500 legal fee does not include possible court fees or expenses. Not every ADA case falls within the program.
ADA WEBSITE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Accessibility is an increasingly critical component to modern website design. With serial drive-by lawsuits on the rise alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ensuring your website is ADA compliant not only reduces the risk of lawsuits, but also positions your property to reach a broader audience.
CHLA is pleased to announce a new member program – online ADA accessibility services – in partnership with Accessible Crew. They are ADA website experts specializing in website assessments and remediation services, helping business overcome accessibility barriers and mitigate lawsuits. For a limited time, as a CHLA member, take advantage of an introductory price of $975 (25% off) for your ADA website audit.
The California Hotel & Lodging Association provides a number of member resources related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additional resources can be found in the CHLA Members Area of the website.
In the CHLA Members Area, hoteliers can find resources including an accessibility requirements checklist, website accessibility resources and webinar recordings, information regarding pool lifts, service animals and marketing, plus information from ADA.gov.