I used to be a police officer and ALWAYS made a driver who did not appear to have a movement disability when they exited their car from a parking space, yet had a handicap placard show me both their driver's license and placard registration to determine if it was the same person. If not, I issued a citation. Just something that might bring a smile to everyone...because I hate people abusing the system designed to assist others. We all know that unfortunately, laziness contributes to people having doctors assist them in getting the placards.
Sometimes I saw a police car parked in one of those designated spots in front of a restaurant. Is it legal? The police officers were having meal in the restaurant.
-I wish that all I do is to collect coins, just like the other laundromat owner down the street.
--Whoa, is that all he does? What an easy job!
-No. It is his wish, too.
i thought we discuss/debate this ADA thing awhile back?
i think it's a good thing to do, as i have said before that my appreciation for this law was a project in school that you have to be in a wheelchair to go thru the obstacles designed by the professor. this project change my perspective on ADA, and ever since that as an engineer i would do everything possible on designing of facilities to be in compliance with this law. those who does not appreciate the law, should put themself in a wheelchair and go test out
regarding lawyers using this law to get money, that's just abusing the system. there needs to be something done about that. it should be the government enforcing the law, and not private lawyers. every one must be given a remedy period when they must correct the identify obstacle to be in compliant, otherwise it makes no sense. any new development or improvements need to be in compliant, but those before the law was passed need to have a period to correct/bring up to standard of the law.
anyways, over the weekend i got a lady in wheelchair doing laundry at my laundromat. she said she use my laundromat because even though she live closer to another laundry, because my mat has more room for her movements (wider aisles) and she doesn't have difficulty going over the small step on the door compare to the steep grade on the other laundromat.
on the blind and the deaf, that would be a challenge for the laundromat industry to come up with practical solutions...otherwise we can all wait for some mat owners are fined, then we all can react to?