Re: Re- Do I have a right to feel POed??

Subject: Re: Re- Do I have a right to feel POed??
From: Tuples -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 13:26:31 EDT


In a message dated 8/26/02 10:10:31 AM Mountain Standard Time,
GFD1CEM -at- ups -dot- com writes:

> Interesting topic. I am disabled to a certain extent, having lost a leg a
> couple of years ago. For reasons too boring to go into I can't use a
> prosthesis, so I use a wheelchair to get around the office and crutches to
> enter/leave the building. As a contractor I have worked for a lot of folks
> in many environments - but the gig I am on is the first one to be a
problem.
>
Since no one is crass enough to ask this question, I will.

How many changes should a typical corporation be expected to make to
accomodate the disabled?

For example, if a tiny company with just a few employees has to add
everything required to comply with the disability act, and the cost is so
much that it impacts the company, is this fair?

For example, adding ramps that might never be used or changing the bathroom
for wheelchair access.

What about redesigning an entire production floor just to accomodate a few
who might not stay?

Crass Bob


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