ADA Segway Class Action Settlement Approved Against Disney World
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against users of mobility devices. Disney World was recently sued by disabled users of Segways, attempting to overcome Disney World's complete ban of the use of such devices in their Orlando parks. This lawsuit has been pending since 2007 and has made several trips to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The most recent trip involved a class action settlement in which Disney World agreed to design and create special mobility devices similar to Segways that would take the place of these devices, yet satisfy the safety concerns of Disney and its risk management. Although Disney World management originally took the position that any such vehicle would be too dangerous for crowded parks, in a brilliant mediation tactic, an agreement was reached that would allow Disney engineers to create their own similar devices that would satisfy the risk management concerns. It looks like this class action settlement is going to result in new and improved designs for mobility devices to be used by persons with disabilities.
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