Some crippled activists take this equal access under the ADA stuff way too far. They need to be stopped before they ruin everything for the rest of us. Like for instance, a while back I got this email from the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. Here’s what the first line said:
WE NEED YOUR HELP…
Uh oh! Sounds important!
The email continued: The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and the Department of Revenue would like to invite you to test the City of Chicago’s new prototype Pay-Ease kiosk. Pay-Ease kiosks are currently available at a number of locations to help residents conveniently pay water bills, pay taxes, deal with parking tickets and respond to red light camera notices. The new kiosk is designed to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. We are asking people with disabilities to come and test the machine and let us know how it works. Your input will allow us to make improvements to the design before it goes into production.
I sent my regrets.
And I thought of the famous words of Frederick Douglass: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” I wondered if I missed out on some sort of organizing meeting. Because surely the city never would have presented its crippled citizens with this quick and easy way to fork over our hard-earned money if none of us demanded it. I wondered how that