From the Ask Joe file a viewer has a question about access for the disabled at a local businesses.
Wanda called up this week to say she and her family went to a restaurant in Reno that did not have wheelchair access. The business owner told her they weren't required to provide it. Wanda wants to know why not and what the city of Reno can do about it.
I checked with Alex Woodley, he's the code enforcement manager for the city of Reno. He says the city only enforces disability access laws when it's a new business or when the business does a major remodel.
In that case they would require the business to incoporate wheelchair access and other changes into the construction plans. If it's an older business your best bet is to file a complaint at the federal level.
The website for the Americans with Disabilities Act is www.ada.gov. It's a good website and you can find the form there to file a complaint.
The federal rules are a little more complicated but Woodley, with the city's code enforcement department says federal officials will respond if there is a violation and likely send a letter to the business owner to inform them about the Americans with Disabilities Act and work with to get them to comply.