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@coffeespoonie I am TIRED of people justifying denying rights to disabled people because abusers of the system exist, it makes NO sense!! #HR620
@coffeespoonie Change the system then? Have ADA inspectors the same as health inspectors for businesses.
Also if businesses would just comply with ADA (aka the friggin LAW) in the first place, they wouldn't have to get sued!!! #HR620
@coffeespoonie How is THAT not the focus in these conversations? There are laws in place to protect the civil rights of disabled people and they BROKE them
"Drive-by lawsuits" are so petty to even examine while on the other side of the coin a business is not up to code with 27 YEARS to fix it!
If you think serial suing is more of a problem than actually being inaccessible and breaking the law, you don't care about disabled people.
@coffeespoonie If you think suing & the costs payed are more important than the fact that it's BECAUSE they deny the civil rights of disabled ppl then... 🙌
They have been trying to make the case for this for a while. Our rights matter more than lawbreakers paying for it.

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Jul 7, 2018
I would really really really really appreciate if event flyers, invites, venue pages, etc. would tell you their accessibility information!

Is the venue wheelchair accessible??

Do you have sign language interpreters for performances??

Let me know ON the invite/flyer/website!!
Three times in the past 30 days: I get invited to a large public event and I have to play full-on detective to try and figure out if it is accessible, if I am welcome in the space!
Nothing on the email invite

Nothing on the website

Venue never answers the phone or their messages

One email said "The 1st floor SHOULD be accessible"

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Jul 3, 2018
I have friends who CANNOT drink/eat without plastic bendable straws at restaurants.

-Their disabilities won't be apparent to you
-Asking them to carry their own demands cognitive ability to remember, physical ability to maintain and clean it
-Alternatives do not work

This only makes me angry because it's being entertained as a dialogue at all. Disabled people said "We need this plastic item because it's the accessible option for us" that should be THE END.

Get out of the dialogue and go fight to ban birthday balloons or something!
Why are we attaching morality and shame to plastic straws when even if we did delete them all from existence it wouldn't make any real dent on the impact of the environment in comparison to other pollutants, the research has already been done.
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Jul 1, 2018
I can't believe I probably have to make a video about goddamn plastic straws because ableds don't know how to be environmentally friendly without being assholes to disabled people and denying them access while telling them to "calm down and find other ways"
If someone has already made this video, lemme know.

I cannot damn believe.
And BET these die-hards will not even listen to the whole thing without going into the comments offering alternatives that WILL NOT WORK, especially for disabled people who may take quite long to drink (paper straws) or who might be allergic to metals and silicone.
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