John Stossel continues his ignorant and poorly researched attack on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In this Fox News segment, they have John Stossel on to rant without any countering viewpoint.
In a Stossel clip within the clip, he says that the ADAAG is too complicated to understand by referencing section 4.30.2 (character proportion on signs) and 4.13.11 (door opening force). Seriously? Yes, maybe this is confusing for Stossel, but that’s why there are architects, interior designers, graphic designers and hardware specialists to do the thinking for you.
Also in the clip, they mention a lifeguard “tower” in Clearwater, FL that was required to have an elevator. Here’s another poorly researched article about it from the St. Petersburg Times: Link
Once again, Stossel and his hosts get very confused about the requirements of the ADA. In this case Title I which covers employment. If they had done a simple Google search, they would have learned that the ADA, Title I does not require an employer to hire an employee with a disability if that person is not capable of performing the basic tasks of the job.
Oh, and here is that Lifeguard “Tower”, looks more like an office building to me. The reason they have to add a lift, is because they are adding a 3rd floor.