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9th Circuit to Disney: Let disabled visitors use Segways

Court said parks should look into new transportation technology

The 9th Circuit is pushing Walt Disney Co. to consider making its disabled theme park visitors feel more welcome by allowing them to use Segways to get around.

The appeals court recently reversed and remanded a lower court’s decision to throw out a lawsuit in which a woman with muscular dystrophy claimed Disney violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by making her use a wheelchair instead of a Segway to tour its Disneyland park. The court ruled that Disney should consider adopting newer, cheaper technologies that would make it easier for disabled park visitors to have the same experience as nondisabled visitors.

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