Monday, November 14, 2005

More Dispatches on Title III Noncompliance

This from Syracuse, NY:

Marshall Street is an embarrassment. Many of the buildings, restaurants and stores are inaccessible for people with disabilities. Inaccessible entrances, restrooms and a shortage of accessible parking are a few of the problems that plague the Marshall Street area.

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Recently I visited many stores and restaurants on Marshall Street with the help of members of ARISE (a local center for independent living) in order to evaluate compliance with the ADA. Often accessibility could be achieved easily and inexpensively.

Many owners told us that they do not have to worry about making their businesses accessible because none of their customers are people with disabilities. How could they expect to see customers with disabilities come through their doors when they can't even get through the doors?


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