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ADAAG Again Fails to Address
Access Needs of People With EMF/MCS

May 11, 2000

Mr. Thurman M. Davis, Jr.
Board Chair
U.S. Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
F. Street NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20004-1111

Dear Mr. Davis:

As a person with primarily mobility disabilities I want to thank, and commend, the Access Board for their commitment and their achievements in creating an enviornment where people with disabilities can now expect to access a society that for centuries was cut off from us. However, as an advocate for people with disabilities I must express my concern for a segment of our population that has been misunderstood and hence, misrepresented for much too long.

I'm speaking of people who have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). The American's with Disabilities Act has long since acknowledged that these persons do in fact exist, however the ADAAG has fallen short in giving guidance of how an entity can assure, to a certain degree, their equality to access the goods and services the rest of us take for granted.

It has been brought to my attention that the proposed revision to the ADAAG once again fails to address the issues and concerns of people with MCS. I would urge the A&TBCB to take this opportunity to again review their proposed regulations and revise them to include recommendations for accommodating the needs of people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.


Ken Laux
Outreach Coordinator

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