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Disabled players sue Virginia Lottery

Topic closed. 35 replies. Last post 13 years ago by CASH Only.

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thousandair's avatar - Lottery-026.jpg
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January 4, 2005
248 Posts
Posted: July 28, 2005, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

I Agree!I agree, He should be suing the state of Virgina , they should have accessible places where some one that is in a wheel chair can go to claim a prize . My wife is has been in a wheelchair since birth, Its not her fault that she cant access many places, but in NY that is a state law, is also listed with the Ada.So bravo to you go and do what you can to change the situation.Everyone in this world has the right to accessibility to any place they may choose to go, without any hassle or disgrace they didn't chose to be in a chair this is the cards that they were dealt when they were born. So again my hat is off to that person in Virginia go for it.Just remember that our situations can change at any time. so we must count our blessings everyday that we can walk and drive ,run and jump.


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    August 11, 2004
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    Posted: July 28, 2005, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

    In regards to the rules and regulations as they apply to ADA access, one tends to over look one huge and critical issue. Those business's whose structure existed prior to enactment of ADA regulations are exempt up to and until a modification to such structure is made. Therefore, those stores, if they are older then the ADA rules, they are, in fact compliant with ADA regulations. A little fact that is seldom acknowledged by anyone.

    I do not claim to fully understand all the rules and regulations, however, as I understand it, a physical structure that is not being altered by the Owner and was functioning prior to the enactment of ADA, it is exempt with 1 major exception. That exception applies under the employment for which an Employer is required to make the facility functional for the handicap employee.

    I could be wrong, but I think that is the situation at hand and will be the reason that the person in the original article will lose his legal fight.

    Oh, and a side note that may irk some people, ALL business's have the legal right to refuse to do business with anyone they so chose. Those business which have not become compliant with ADA have in essence chosen not to do business with a select group. In exchange, that person(s) should not hesistate to make a like decision with their wallet. In a free market enterprise, in the end, the consumer will win. At least that is what I think, but I could be wrong.

    Sir Metro

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      A long and winding road
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      June 10, 2005
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      Posted: July 28, 2005, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

      When are handicapped people just going to learn that they're not welcome anymore....

      If God wanted them around he wouldn't have handicapped them, right?



      Most folks befault you for your statement of sheer attention making. I personally like to beleive that you suffer a handicap of the mental capacity. Your unable to engage your brain before typing an ignorant opinion. May you someday have the blessings of being cured of this mental ailment. Until then get some therepy for the faulty mindset.

      The one poster is correct on the Pre-law exemption ruling . Its called the Grandfather clause. There are actually historic buildings that are non compliant because to change there structure would deter from its Original archictect. Imagine changing a Frank Lloyd Wright design because it was non compliant? Or the Jefferson Home....

      Business's that DO update to become compliant are often given a tax break...



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        Posted: July 30, 2005, 12:19 am - IP Logged

        that would be tragic if they did have to tear down all the old buildings....

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          Posted: July 31, 2005, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

          sue the store,not the lottery....

          This sounds like some reporter spinning things to make a story something it is not. The stores are not in compliance with the law. It has nothing to do with the lottery. If the man had found a coupon for a free Pepsi on the ground, and couldn't get into the stores to redeem it, it would not be the fault of the Pepsi company.

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            Posted: August 5, 2005, 10:18 am - IP Logged

            I Agree!