- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A New Haven middle school teacher has filed a complaint alleging the district refuses to make the school’s entrance wheelchair accessible.

The New Haven Register reports (https://bit.ly/1sbfy66) Paula Langlois, a fifth-grade teacher at Fair Haven School, filed the complaint last month.

The school has a wheelchair-accessible door, but it doesn’t have a keypad function that allows someone from the outside to enter. Langlois, who has used a wheelchair since 2011, must use a buzzer and wait to be let in.

The complaint alleges the school has refused Langlois’s requests for a keypad function and that Langlois has been using a non-ADA compliant freight door to enter the building.

The school board says it’s “very proactive in meeting its obligations under the ADA” but declined to comment on pending litigation.


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