Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Ugh

File this under "Why I don't think the ADA is all it's cracked up to be."

Exhibit A: "The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that customers in wheelchairs are being denied the full "Chipotle experience" of watching their food being prepared because Chipotle's 45-inch counters are too high."

Exhibit B: "
Did you know the Justice Department threatened several universities with legal action because they took part in an experimental program to allow students to use the Amazon Kindle for textbooks?"

No, I don't hate disabled people. Please don't go there. I just think that these things aren't proper fodder for the legal process. Public shaming and boycotting of companies is in my opinion a far better solution than lawsuits, and subject to far less abuse.

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