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  •  So the legal issue here, which is not adequately (2+ / 0-)
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    Cadillac64, WakeUpNeo

    discussed in the diary, is that when the state provides basically anything to the public (I'm oversimplifying here), it must also provide that service with reasonable accommodations to the disabled.  When the "anything" takes place in a building, there are fairly extensive regs under ADAAG (the ADA Architectural Guidelines) that tell you how to do it - how steep can the ramps be?  What does it take for a bathroom to be accessible?

    Florida is basically saying that, instead of figuring out how to make sure that happens, they're going to just shut down the facilities entirely and say "screw it." I'm not aware of any law that says that voting facilities need to have bathrooms (and most don't have them), so odds are it's legal.

    But it's still an asshole move.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:42:29 PM PDT

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