Walmart faces ADA challenge – The Recorder

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The Recorder reports that Disability Rights Advocates, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, has filed a lawsuit against Walmart.

The group charges that Walmart violates the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by positioning point of service screens at cash registers such that people in wheelchairs can’t view them or enter their PIN numbers on debit card transactions.

“According to the complaint, lawyers first approached Wal-Mart about this issue in 2005 and invited Wal-Mart to participate in structured settlement negotiations to resolve the concerns, but Wal-Mart declined. Paradis said Disability Rights Advocates isn’t planning on suing any other retailers with similar POS machine setups, but instead hopes that the case’s resolution will “change the whole industry practice.”

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