The South Bend area business community is being pressured like never before to comply with the A.D.A., or the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“In California, they’re doing, they’re doing very well with it and they’ve moved it inland, so it’s time that it got here, took it 21 years but it is here now and we’re not going away,” said Ruby Brower with the National Advocacy for A.D.A. Compliant Businesses (NAACB).
Earlier this week, News Center 16 talked to some business owners who were upset with the tactics of the advocacy group.
Today, two members of the local NAACB chapter offered comments in rebuttal.
The NAACB has been going door to door—business to business—citing alleged A.D.A. violations on forms that “guarantee” a lawsuit.
Ruby Brower admits that in her two months on the job, she has yet to visit a business that was in full compliance with the A.D.A.
“I have never been to a business that did not have an A.D.A. problem,” Brower said.
While nobody but nobody is in compliance, nobody seems to care—or at least—care as much as Brower who now wears a “badge” that labels her an A.D.A. Enforcement Agent. “Everything is legal, I’m not extorting, I am enforcing a law, okay,” said Brower.
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