[Ct-nfb] Fw: Access my Eye
swesthaver at comcast.net
Fri Sep 30 15:19:37 CDT 2011
Call Protection and Advocacy in Hartford to see if they can help you.
You could also potentially file a claim with the Commission On Human rights and Opportunities under CGS 46a-64 which prohibits places of amusement, etc. from not allowing equal access to persons of protected classes such as physical disability.
If you deem this a housing issue, you would need to contact the CHRO housing unit in Hartford.
Do you know who the entity is that runs the festival. A call to that entity could possibly resolve it without filing a claim of any kind.
If it is the town, scratch that as they’ve already told you they do not care and will do as they please.
You will not get an immediate response to resolve as CHRO’s filing process is lengthy; however, if you want to correct this for the future, filing might get their attention.
Is there an alternative route for you to access the festival? Does the alternative route place you in danger? Also, would moving material to allow access be overly burdensome on the town/festival/housing department.
Is your request a reasonable accommodation?
These are some things the CHRO would look at in resolving your claim, but the process is formal and long.
Hope this information helps.
From: Anne West
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 10:53 AM
To: Ct-nfb at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Ct-nfb] Fw: Access my Eye
I am forwarding this email to you from hubby John who is an NFB of CT member but not on the list. The war is on! I'll let you know the end result.
anne_k1stm at allbraille.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Anne and John
To: anne_k1stm at allbraille.com
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: Access my Eye
Everyone is this FAIR?? What would you do??
Anne & I moved to handicapped housing here in Southington as you know, and its on the edge of the famous Apple Harvest Festival (75 feet from the apple fritter booth) but the Southington Housing Authority is taking my access away later today... Read on from my FB post last night.. This ISN'T SOUR GRAPES =Think about it--- the hype of moving close to the Apple Festival -- I might not even have access to the Fritter booth 200feet in front of my home Southington Housing Authority is blocking the ADA wheelchair access to the Abbey Municipal Parking Lot with a snowfence by the Ferris Wheel -- a little against the ADA rules but oh well guess litter is more important.. than the money they spent for the access.. Any Help politicos!! Just found out Thursday! Festival starts tonight.. The walkway is used to go downtown on a relatively flat surface instead of going down an extremely sharp hill.
The walkway goes directly to a handicap parking space though blocked for the festival. That can be lived with.
Just spoke with the Housing Director in my apartment according to him the Town Attorney just ruled they have the right to BREAK the Law, interesting, and that the fence is going up within an hour or 2. The confrontation is on.
John M West
Anne M West
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