Restaurants Haven’t Lived Up to the Promise of the American Disabilities Act

May 31, 2017

Disabled diners on the issues they most commonly face — and how to fix them

Disabled people should get to eat in restaurants. That doesn’t sound like a revolutionary manifesto, but survey the long history of disability and discrimination, and it really kind of is. Thanks to decades of activism, civil rights legislation, and litigation, a person with a disability has a pretty unimpeachable legal and moral right to go into any restaurant and expect to be able to eat with relatively equal access to whatever culinary delights await. Too bad it doesn’t always work out that way.

Chloe Konicki,