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Restaurants' compliance with wheelchair accessibility in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, New York


1997 1997

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Abstract (summary)

Title III of the ADA, states "no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation" (1990, p. 21). This study surveyed the accessibility of 40 restaurants in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, New York. The overall accessibility of the restaurants' areas of parking, ramps, doors, dining areas and restrooms was surveyed, and any differences between urban/rural restaurants and fast food/conventional restaurants was determined. Rural/fast food restaurants were found to be the "most" accessible. This study used an independent T-Test to determine that there was no difference between rural/urban or fast food/conventional restaurants with compliance to standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As this study found, even with this legislation, physical barriers still exist. It is the job of the rehabilitation community including, occupational therapists, to eliminate or modify these environmental barriers.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Rehabilitation;
Therapy;
Occupational safety
Classification
0382: Rehabilitation
0382: Therapy
0354: Occupational safety
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences
Title
Restaurants' compliance with wheelchair accessibility in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, New York
Author
Alkes, Lynn
Number of pages
70
Publication year
1997
Degree date
1997
School code
1512
Source
MAI 44/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542312113, 0542312115
Advisor
Indelicato, Joseph
University/institution
Touro College
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
EP14499
ProQuest document ID
304411945
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304411945
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