Wednesday, July 18, 2012

AAPD, ADAPT, NCIL, and NDRN to Boycott Hotels Over Pools

See this article from USA Today.  It begins:
The continuing controversy over hotel pool wheelchair lifts today will escalate into a targeted boycott of hotels across the USA.  
A national coalition of disability rights groups today will officially kick off a two-tier campaign against hotels. 
On one level, they will call for supporters to boycott all hotels in the USA that lack a fixed wheelchair lift - the kind of lift that would allow wheelchair users to easily get into a hotel pool without assistance. 
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), with 100,000 members, is one of the groups that have scheduled a call this morning to convey that message. The other boycott organizers are the National Disability Rights Network, the National Council on Independent Living and ADAPT. 
Additionally, the organizers will ask supporters in nearly every state to steer conventions, meetings and leisure travel away from specific hotels whose leaders, they say, have participated in efforts to delay regulations.

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