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Town Extends Loans For Businesses To Remove Access Barriers
May 26, 2006

TAMAQUA, PENNSYLVANIA--The town of Tamaqua has launched a commercial loan program to help businesses that want to improve accessibility.

According to Wednesday's The Morning Call, the program is the town's response to accessibility problems identified by a group from the Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living calling itself the "Disability Action Crew".

The group inspected 83 businesses on May 8 and found a number of violations to the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. The most common violations were doors that were too heavy for members to open.

The 10-year loans can be given for up to $20,000 at 3 percent, the paper noted.

"Loans to give businesses a hand with accessibility" (The Morning Call)
Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living


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