Accessibility Checklist


Indya Kincannon
[email protected]
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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This checklist is a collaboration between Knoxville’s Mayors Council on Disability Issues (CODI) and disability advocates within our local area. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public accommodations to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the public.

The overall goal is to afford every individual the opportunity to benefit from our county’s businesses and services and to recognize and celebrate our businesses and services that are disability friendly.       

This tool was developed by the CODI Livability Committee to serve as a common “Best Practice Guide” for businesses and facilities, and for enhancing their quality of services to people with disabilities.   The CODI Accessible Checklist by “NO MEANS” is meant to replace OR add to the ADA Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal for Existing Establishments or Facilities.

The removal of barriers can often be achieved by making simple changes to the physical environment. Each state has its own regulations regarding accessibility. To ensure compliance with all codes, know your state and local codes.

Area Businesses that have completed the Mayor's Council on Disability Issues (CODI) Livability Committee's Accessibility Checklist Survey who have received a score of "great" or "excellent" will receive a window cling that reads "This Business is Disability Friendly" and will appear on this page as well. If you are interested in having members of the CODI Livability Committee come to your business location to perform a voluntary accessibility checklist survey, please email [email protected].

CODI Window Cling
Businesses that have successfully completed the Accessibility Checklist include:
  • Cafe 4
  • Hope Springs Adult Day Care Center
  • South Coast Pizza
  • South Press Coffee
  • The Tomato Head

If you encounter accessibility problems with this page or have comments to offer, including any access difficulty due to incompatibility with adaptive technology, please contact [email protected].