Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by jcb, Oct 6, 2009.
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Skip....you are amazing.
It's great to hear the information from someone really in the know!
Thanks Skip, its great to get the insiders opinion!
Thank you all....
Jack is the one who understands the "legal stuff." That part totally over the head of this community college student.
When it comes to the Segway HT....my knowledge comes from what has been published on Segway's website and in the media. I will never be able to experience a Segway.
I do believe in the IBOT as a wheelchair! I have been fascinated by the IBOT ever since I saw it in Innoventions for the first time. In 2007, I went through the full training course and I passed all but one of the certification test. I was completely terrified of stair climbing mode, and refused to even try it. Yes, I am a big chicken! I dont ride Haunted Mansion. My Dad has tried to get me in there for 20 years, but I will NOT go!
What really pushes my buttons about this lawsuit is the talk of Disney violating the ADA, and being "unfair to the disabled." If that were true, would I be on a Disney fansite? November 15-19, I went to WDW totally by myself. I took a bus to have lunch with the podcast team. If there was any true ADA violation, my trip would not have been possible
I am 34 years old.....my disability has changed over the years.
From stroller-style pushchair to ECV
From ECV to standard powerchair
From standard powerchair to custom powerchair, with supports for my head and trunk, as well as foot holders.
Life changes as my disability changes. However, the one constant in my life has been Walt Disney World! Walt Disney World remains in my life because of the care and effort Disney puts forth for disabled guests.
This lawsuit truly breaks my heart. Disney should not be sued over something like this. More of my feelings on this lawsuit are in Post #11 of this thread.
It is very important to speak out against this lawsuit, so that Disney knows how much their efforts mean to so many disabled people, even when they may disappoint a very select few.
That is just the perfect way to say it!
Some of the children I have worked with have been to Disneyland Paris, and have had nothing but support and help, when many other non-Disney resorts are no-go zones.
I am all for what Disney tries to achieve and does do to a great extent!
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