Disabled rights roundup

by Walter Olson on July 18, 2012

  • Window office, transfer over more qualified candidates: “5 reasonable accommodations an employer never dreamed it would have to make” [Robin Shea]
  • Rep. Lungren [R-CA] introduces ADA notification bill [Elk Grove Citizen, House Judiciary hearing]
  • 2nd Circuit: NYC doesn’t have to make taxis disabled-accessible [NY Mag, NYDN, William Goren, earlier]
  • More on the Netflix captioning ruling from Julian Sanchez and Doug Mataconis [earlier]. “I am so sick and tired of hearing people like Olson … the Walter Olsons of the world” writes Ellen Seidman [Parents mag] Don’t let her hear what Eric Goldman said.
  • Report: 86 California Burger King outlets to pay $19 million to settle complaints on ADA accessibility [Sam Bagenstos]
  • Service animals on planes: when pigs fly [Amy Alkon via James Taranto] S.D. Fla.: “Fair Housing Act Requires Allowing Emotional Support Animals as a Reasonable Accommodation” [Bagenstos]
  • Cuttino Mobley loses doc-wouldn’t-let-me-play disability suit against New York Knicks [Alex Raskin, NJ.com, earlier]

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1 Hugo S. Cunningham 07.18.12 at 11:14 am

>“I am so sick and tired of hearing people like Olson … the Walter Olsons of the world” writes Ellen Seidman [Parents mag]

I am no great fan of Ayn Rand, but Ms. Seidman’s whiny, self-absorbed screed could have been channeled from Rand’s “Atlas Shrugeed.”

2 DensityDuck 07.18.12 at 2:51 pm

So if the Internet is now “a place of public accomodation” does that mean that as long as I self-identify as a disabled black homosexual Muslim it’s an ADA violation to ban me or delete my posts?

3 DEM 07.18.12 at 4:28 pm

Indeed Hugo. It’s awful that she has a disabled family member. It is no better than she feels entitled to have others incur substantial costs to achieve “equality” for that disabled person. The unfortunate thing about being disabled is that you just won’t be equal to others. Swiiming pool lifts and the like won’t change that.

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