Walmart faces ADA challenge – The Recorder

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The Recorder reports that Disability Rights Advocates, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, has filed a lawsuit against Walmart.

The group charges that Walmart violates the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by positioning point of service screens at cash registers such that people in wheelchairs can’t view them or enter their PIN numbers on debit card transactions.

“According to the complaint, lawyers first approached Wal-Mart about this issue in 2005 and invited Wal-Mart to participate in structured settlement negotiations to resolve the concerns, but Wal-Mart declined. Paradis said Disability Rights Advocates isn’t planning on suing any other retailers with similar POS machine setups, but instead hopes that the case’s resolution will “change the whole industry practice.”



About Lainie Petersen

Prior to becoming the editor of, Lainie Petersen worked for several businesses in the areas of website development, retail sales, copywriting and regulatory compliance. Now she focuses on learning and writing about all aspects of retail, including product development, marketing and working with Walmart and other big box retailers. Lainie holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.
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