Dear Members of our Ohio Delegation,
The undersigned Ohio organizations write to discuss H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. H.R. 620 would weaken the ability of people with disabilities to live independently and stilt their access to education, jobs, and the community. Title III of the ADA, the title that affects businesses, is often under-enforced and does not allow the collection of damages. It does not need to be altered.
The ADA protects our neighbors, friends, and family members. It is estimated that 22.7% of Ohioans live with a disability,1 and Ohio is an aging state. By 2020, 25.2% of the population of Ohio is projected to be over age 60, and 18.2% of the population is projected to be over the age of 65.2 Studies show that, as people get older, the prevalence of disability increases.
H.R. 620 would remove any incentive for businesses to affirmatively comply with the ADA.
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