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All 300,000 public pools in the United States must install a permanent fixed elevator for the handicapped by next Tuesday, or face American Disability Act lawsuits from trial lawyers.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-03-14 17:01||
#2 This is going to be costly and open the door to frivolous lawsuits. An early payoff to the the trial lawyers for the money they are going to give to the 2012 Obama campaign.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-03-14 18:03||
#3 That is exactly what the article said.
Also that a lot of people (kids who tend to play on permanent elevators) are going to get hurt because the pool is often not supervised (think hotels, apartment buildings, etc...).
But hey - that would be even more $$$ for the Trial lawyers and their contribution to the Democrats. What's a little injury or permanent brain damage compared to that? (/SARC!!!!!)
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-03-14 18:17||
#4 Not sure about this one - the public or community pools I've seen stateside typically already have proper handicap ways + accesses more than wide enuff for wheelchairs.
Now they need to install elevators???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-14 19:44||
#5 Don't see this being an issue at all. All around my area all community pools have clear handicap ramps and I've seen lifeguards get up to go ask if they need anymore assistance. They have even taken out the normal steps or ladders to get into the pool. Just a gradual slide into the deep-end now like a concrete beach.
Posted by Charles 2012-03-14 21:39||
#6 Remember it all started with 'reasonable accommodations'. Like the food police [from 'recommendations' to enforcement], it ends up being something that is dictated no matter what the cost.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-03-14 22:04||