(1) Place of public accommodation.
defines and lists examples of a place of public accommodation.
(2) General definitions special to this chapter.
The following words or phrases are used in this chapter in the meaning given, unless the context clearly indicates another meaning.
"Accessible" means usable or understandable by a person with a disability, with reasonable effort and in reasonable safety.
"Disability" is short for the term "the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability" used in the law against discrimination, and means the full term.
"Dog guide" means a dog that is trained for the purpose of guiding blind persons or a dog that is trained for the purpose of assisting hearing impaired persons.
"Place of public accommodation" is short for "place of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement" and means the full term.
"Reasonable accommodation" means action, reasonably possible in the circumstances, to make the regular services of a place of public accommodation accessible to persons who otherwise could not use or fully enjoy the services because of the person's sensory, mental, or physical disability. See WAC 162-26-080
"Same service" means service without regard to the existence of a disability. See WAC 162-26-060
"Service" means everything available to persons from a place of public accommodation.
"Service animal" means an animal that is trained for the purpose of assisting or accommodating a person's sensory, mental, or physical disability.
"Structural" means the load-bearing members and essential structure or composition of a place, as distinguished from its finish, decorations, or fittings. Examples of structural components are floors, walls, stairs, door openings, sidewalks, elevators, and escalators. Examples of things that are not structural are moveable walls, bathroom fixtures and partitions, fixtures such as water fountains (whether or not attached to a wall), doors and door hardware, cabinets, counters, handrails, signs (attached or painted), elevator controls, alarm systems, and carpeting or other floor covers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 99-15-025, § 162-26-040, filed 7/12/99, effective 8/12/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 1997 c 271. 98-08-035, § 162-26-040, filed 3/23/98, effective 4/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 82-19-086 (Order 41), § 162-26-040, filed 9/22/82.]