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A federal judge has ruled that Chicago is in breach of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by denying visually impaired people access to crosswalks

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    City of Chicago violated ADA, denying visually impaired people accessible crosswalks: federal judge

    A federal judge ruled that Chicago violated the ADA, denying visually impaired people accessible crosswalks.

    CHICAGO -- On Friday, a federal judge ruled that the City of Chicago is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    According to a lawsuit filed in 2021, the city allegedly failed to install pedestrian signals that are specially designed to aid the blind or visually impaired.

    A DOJ statement reiterates that the city only installed accessible crossing signals at "a minuscule portion of the whole."

    According to the assistant attorney general, the DOJ is committed to finding a remedy that addresses the discrimination against blind people in Chicago.


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