Penn & Teller on the ADA

by Walter Olson on January 21, 2010

A 2007 show, with discussion of a mass ADA filing operation at about the 4:45 mark:

More via Twitter: “I had a client lose their business partly due to an ADA claim.” (Julian, California, near San Diego).

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1 tyree 01.22.10 at 1:57 pm

“Coercion never produces compassion”

It’s too bad the government is no capable of understanding that concept.

2 JF 02.05.10 at 7:15 pm

Braille buttons on a drive-up ATM? Uhh… how about your blind friend sits in the back seat behind the driver. With braille buttons, they can conduct their banking in privacy, without the need for you or another friend to operate the ATM for them. Hoping for market forces alone to provide accommodations is as simplistic as saying that the ADA solves all problems – neither statement is entirely true. Abusing ADA is a problem; using ADA to help do the right thing is a benefit, as everything has been researched, standardized and prescribed. Architects and designers don’t have to waste valuable resources re-inventing the wheel. It’s all in how you look at things. (and no, I am not a disabled person)

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