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Woman with muscular dystrophy may use Segway in Walt Disney World unless such use can be demonstrated to be unsafe

July 7th, 2013 by Joseph William Singer

The Ninth Circuit held that the Americans with Disabilities Act grants a woman the right to use a Segway in Walt Disney World unless the park owners can show that its use is dangerous. Baughman v. Walt Disney World, Inc., 685 F.3d 1131 (9th Cir. 2012). The court found that allowing Segway use might constitute a reasonable modification of the park’s policies that were “necessary” to allow her to enjoy the facilities on an equal basis with others. Such modifications are not required if they cannot be consistent with safety requirements.

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