The Americans with Disabilities Act is a piece of federal legislation that enshrined the rights of access that all individuals with disabilities hold. Many people face barriers on a daily basis, but those barriers can be more frequent and have a greater impact on people with disabilities. Some such situations are where a physical environment is not accessible, or services that lack the relevant assistive technologies, or even a negative and dismissive attitude towards people with disabilities. These barriers can make it near impossible for people with disabilities to function.
Barriers to communication experienced by those who have disabilities affecting hearing, speech, reading and writing and who use different means of communication that those without a disability can be particularly affected. Imagine being a person with vision impairments who accesses a website with important health information, only to find there is no large print version of the materials or any accessible screen reader function in order to get that information. Or imagine being a person with hearing impairments trying to access an important video without closed captioning or only being offered auditory communications. Though these are just a few examples, Marcus & Zelman is experienced with assisting individuals with disabilities in correcting these barriers and making sure their rights of accessibility are protected.