Children Sports Leagues Must Be ADA Law Compliant
Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act over 20 years ago, it is no longer uncommon to see persons with disabilities in all facets of society. But what about children with disabilities? Are children covered by the ADA law? Absolutely.
Child ADA Law Compliant Example
A recent complaint by the parent of a visually disabled child was recently settled with a requirement that the football league allow the child to a wear a tinted visor instead of forcing him to wear sunglasses that would fog up and fall off. Given the league’s only opposition to the request for an accommodation was that paramedics might have to remove the helmet to check the child's pupils in the event of an injury, the United States Department of Justice office in charge of enforcing private complaints had no trouble pointing to the dozens of professional football players who wear similar visors.
This case is a good example of parents being advocates for their children with disabilities. In situations where parents have done all they can do, and they are still not satisfied with the accommodation, an ADA law attorney with strong knowledge of the ADA laws and these types of settlements is absolutely necessary.
Contact an ADA Law Attorney
LaBovick Law Group has a division devoted to the rights of those with disabilities. Call the LaBovick Law Group at 888.777.3884 for a free consultation to discuss the ada guidelines and your options. The attorney team at the LaBovick Law Group help clients from our Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, and Boca Raton offices. We represent ada disability clients throughout Florida, including Palm Beach County, the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach, Stuart, Deerfield Beach, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Lake Worth, Tequesta, Ft. Pierce, Lake Park, Riviera Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Coral Springs, Delray Beach, Greenacres and Wellington.