Yeah... I figured that out. I probably could have been more specific in
the question...like is there a specific "ADA" type component of building
code for Canada.
I figure that out, too...another scam. You gotta pay pretty big bucks
to get your copy.
The ADA came about from civil suits. The ADA, in current legal form, is
also impossible to use as a protection from future civil suits. For
instance, if you follow the current ANSI standards an make reasonable
efforts to provide accessibility, it's still possible to be sued because
you didn't make it accessible enough.
The ADA issue is rather complex. My father is suffering some health
problems and accessibility issues have become somewhat important to him.
He's become aware of how difficult it can be for those with mobility
issues to get around. And I can certainly have empathy for him. But I
also get a bit bent out of shape when he expects that substantial
resources be spent to make things accessible. We've moved into a
society where people feel entitled to "fairness." Life ain't fair and
nobody is entitled to it being fair.
Should things be accessible? Sure. Should we spend lots of money to
make sure they're "perfectly" accessible for a small (<1%) part of the
population? No. Should private individuals be required to make things
accessible (including their businesses)? No.
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