One cent change back.
> the majority of code enforcement officials only consider wheelchair acess, and ignore other disabilities.
Are you on something? You live in the Thousand Oaks area and you can honestly make this claim?
Let us, the disabled be in charge of disabled access and we'll created access for everyone. Those non-disabled people doing the job now don't have any idea how to create meaningful access and obviously are unable to read and understand what they read.
Both you and hil live in an area where there is virtually no compliant access mandated by any code officials. Weren't the present circumstances created by not having anyone that understands the laws and making them comply? Don't blame the wheelers for the deficiencies of access to other disabilities, place the blame where it belongs. It's not either or. Making things wheelchair accessible is good for everyone. Making it accessible for everyone else is not the problem. Having the proper people in the mix is the only fix. As yet, it's never been tried.
We have more books on access than ever before yet we still have virtually no compliant application and no one in charge applying what those books say.
Before trying to change the laws you don't like (wheelchair access) why don't we first try implementing them and see what happens? In case you don't understand what equal access means, everything should be wheelchair accessible.
Let me offer you some help:
Equal access for wheelers is mandated. That's what equal access means. Accommodations are special treatment for individuals who need special treatment to do the job. If every employer was allowed to only make their workplace accessible "IF" a gimp is hired, we'd probably see about 70% unemployment for the disabled population. Opps! That is our unemployment rate because the employer wouldn't have to spend the money on making their facilities accessible to us. I'm sorry you still can't see the difference.
Like hil, you'd apparently be much happier if we were still out of sight, in institutions and out of your hair.