People who go into business often know that doing so will entail a lot of costs. Some of the expenses that have to be considered include the cost of renovation or construction to make the place ideal for the type of business that will be using it. Also included in the construction and cost considerations are the changes and additions needed in order to make your business ADA compliant.

The amount of money needed for putting up a business that is ADA compliant may seem rather high for you, but always keep in mind that the ADA has put in place provisions to protect small businesses from needing to spend too much. Smaller businesses do still need to comply with the ADA’s rules for accessibility, but they have been given some leeway in terms of how much they need to spend to do this. While the removal of barriers and the addition of ramps and other tools for accessibility are still required, there are some low cost ways for smaller businesses to get themselves compliant.

For example, installing ADA compliant signs that have Braille and tactile letters on them are not as expensive as some people may lead you to believe. In fact, there are sign manufacturers that can actually make these signs at the same cost as other signs that are not ADA compliant. Some are even cheaper, if you know where to look and what styles to choose.

Being compliant does not necessarily mean huge add-ons to your expenses. All you need to do is to find out what prerequisites you have to take care of in order to be compliant. To do this, you might want to ask the help of ADA compliance surveyors and contractors that have experience with ADA compliance requirements.

Since trying to comply with ADAs rules for compliance can increase your costs, Congress has actually put together tax incentives for small and large businesses that make it a point to try and be ADA compliant. These incentives are put out there to help defray such added monetary outflows. For smaller businesses, there is the DAC or Disabled Access Credit, which allows small businesses to a yearly tax credit of up to $5000 which can be used to offset the costs an establishment makes for accessibility improvements.

Not only will you be able to offer people with disabilities access to your goods and services, as is rightfully mandated by law, but you also open yourself up to the possibility of more customers because of this. Making your business accessible to people with disabilities not only makes you compliant, but it also helps increase possible revenues due to the addition of more customers, which is always a good thing.