From the AAPD:
The Department of Justice Title III regulations regarding accessible entry and exit from swimming pools and spas is scheduled to come into effect tomorrow, March 15, 2012. Unfortunately, however, after the DoJ sent a letter to the American Hotel and Lodging Association last month with information about how pool owners could come into compliance with this requirement, the hotel and lodging industry reacted negatively and made phone calls to Congress and the White House asking them to postpone implementation of the rule.
In response to that pressure, the Obama administration is planning to ask the Department to postpone implementation.
Call Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy TODAY at 202-456-6726 and ask that the White House support the Department of Justice’s swimming pool regulations and not try to postpone implementation of this rule.
There are a number of reasons why postponing implementation would be bad for people with disabilities, including:
Call Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy TODAY at 202-456-6726.