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by guest blogger Dean Pelton

Did you know that it’s the law in New York (and many other states) for commercial and residential properties to provide access for people with physical disabilities? That includes apartment buildings, supermarkets, shops, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. – just about any place you can think of going.

More and more laws are being passed to support us in our daily lives, but usually it’s a real fight to get people to comply. That’s what happened when I asked the condo board of the apartment building where I live to make the building accessible; and when I requested that my gym put in a chairlift at the pool and an accessible toilet and shower. But I fought and I won…and I want you to know you can do the same thing!

It always amazes me that business owners don’t want to provide handicapped access. “No, no, no, no, no” was all [...]

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