I’ve given up on the ADA to protect my rights as a person with a disability

The ADA requires you to litigate. Why isn’t there an office where I can just file a complaint?

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Problem #1: Anti-mask assholes and people abusing emotional support animal laws (amongst others) have given people trying to use ADA to benefit them a bad name

Problem #2: ADA litigation has created many sensational stories that people remember.

Problem #3: People without disabilities resent people with disabilities getting “something for nothing.”

Problem #4: Our legal definition of disability has changed, but society hasn’t kept up

Problem #5: There is a ridiculously complicated set of intersecting and sometimes conflicting disability laws

I’ve been asking nicely for over 50 years.

It has gotten me exactly zero improvements in an inaccessible world.

Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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