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American Agenda (Civil Rights: Accommodating The Disabled) #137591

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 23, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Americans with Disabilities Act noted going into effect this Sunday.

(San Francisco: Ken Kashiwahara) Importance of this act for the improvement of access for the handicapped featured; scenes shown of several business projects designed to accommodate the handicapped. [Handicapped Michael WINTER - comments.] Problem that the burden for compliance falls on businesses and local government noted; estimates given from American Hospital Association and American Public Transit Association of such costs. [Building Owners Association Jim DINEGAR, Chicago's compliance overseer Larry GORSKI - offer different views on cost factor.] Business response to the wording of and lack of guidelines to the law cited. [Management attorney David COPUS - predicts disaster.] [Disability rights attorney Arlene MAYERSON - responds.] [Hilton Hotels Tom DALY - calls cost an investment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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