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Old 05-06-2009, 01:47 PM   #24
Earning My Ears
Join Date: May 2009
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[QUOTE=NWOhioAngela;31679073]It seems to me that it all turns on the fact that the Segway is not an approved medical device. Period.[QUOTE]

The Segway (or any other device or system) doesn't have to be FDA approved to be protected under the ADA.

Service animals are not FDA approved but are protected. Canes, crutches, walkers, etc... aren't FDA approved either. FDA approval and ADA protections are two entirely different things that are often confused.

At first, WorldCo used the "not FDA approved" reason for preventing access. When it became clear to them this wasn't going to stand up, they then switched to "not safe".

People with qualifying disabilities that own and use their Segway as their primary mobility device believe WorldCo is in violation of federal ADA laws by preventing them from using their device of choice that best meets their mobility needs.

This will be determined by the court system and not on this site. That said, I just thought the people here might want further information to help explain the issue from "the other side".

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