Blind Woman Sues Restaurants For Accessible Menus
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 10, 2005
ALBANY, NEW YORK--A blind woman is suing twelve fast-food restaurants Greene County fast-food restaurants claiming they violated her rights under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide menus in Braille or large type.
The Albany Times-Union reported that Alice Camarillo filed the lawsuit on August 12 against several McDonald's, Subway, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's, Taco Bell and KFC restaurants in the Green County area southwest of Albany.
In the suit, Camarillo reportedly said that when she visited each of the restaurants within the last three years, she had trouble deciding what to order because there were no menus in a format she could read.
"Plaintiff has repeatedly requested the managers and other personnel . . . to make their menus available in Braille or large type, but her requests have been met with indifference and ignored," the suit alleged.
Some of the restaurants responded that the ADA does not tell how they are to provide reasonable accommodations, while others said they in fact do have menus in accessible formats.
"Blind woman suing for Braille menus" (Times-Union)