Over the last decade, I’ve had opportunities to meet disabled people around the world and hear about their work to make the places where they live more accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities....
I'm Ingrid Tischer. You may remember me as "headless female torso using a walker" from Anderson Cooper's "ADA Hit-Piece of Horror" on 60 Minutes. But I'm here today to tell you about a different type of horror: Being a plaintiff in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit, in which you're presumed greedy and where whatever happened to you was no more than an inconvenience.
This article originally appeared in the New York Times on May 3, 2017 and appears here with the author’s permission.
A Look Back To The Power of 504 – Some Reflections and Recollections of a CIL Old-Timer.