Access sweeps continue in PA; three Pittsburgh businesses sued
Continuing the "sweep" effort begun by disability activists in Harrisburg, PA, (see the (January Ragged Edge cover story), Pittsurgh activists sued 3 popular bars on Pittsburgh's East Carson street area in late January for lack of access. The action was covered by Pittsburgh and other Pennsylvania media.
The Disabilities Law Project, which has handled the lawsuits on behalf of the wheelchair-using plaintiffs, vowed to continue to sue area businesses at the rate of 3 a month until area businesses begin to take seriously their obligations under the decade-old Americans with Disabilities Act. Letters citing access violations had been sent to 21 Pittsburgh area businesses; only 7 bothered to respond.
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