Woman Appeals Braille And Large-Print Menu Decision
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 21, 2006
CATSKILL, NEW YORK--A woman who wants fast food restaurants in her area to provide menus in Braille or large print is appealing a September 25 court decision in which her claims were dismissed.
Alice Camarillo's attorney told the Daily Freeman that the federal court judge in the case failed to correctly consider his client's claim that the restaurants discriminated against her in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and state laws.
Attorney Michael O'Neill said Camarillo wants the eateries to provide large-print menus because she has trouble reading Braille.
O'Neill added that Camarillo faced further discrimination when the defendants told her to wait for other customers when she asked for the menu to be read to her.
U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe had dismissed the case saying that Camarillo lacked legal standing to pursue her claim for an injunction under the ADA and that the restaurants did provide her with reasonable accommodations.
Appeal filed after dismissal of blind woman's suit over menus (Daily Freeman)