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(SeattlePI)   Attention airline employees: Make sure you know the difference between a man who is staggering around because he is a drunk and a man who is staggering around because he has Parkinson's disease   (seattlepi.com) divider line 53
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2012-08-06 06:27:30 AM

Enigmamf: thamike: Friskya: thamike: You can if you work for an airline and regularly board people with disabilities before everyone else.

Actually, I do work for an airline and one of the things we are prohibited from doing is requiring that disabled travelers board at any specific time. Whenever they present themselves for boarding is when we are required to board them. They are offered the opportunity to board first, if they would like to, but no carrier is permitted to discriminate by requiring them to board at a specific point before, during or after the general boarding has begun.

I didn't say anything about requirements. If they are allowed to be offered the opportunity to board first, they are allowed to be recognized as disabled. There is nothing, especially not in the ADA, prohibiting an airline employee from offering assistance to a disabled person.

There's a world of difference between allowing individuals to disclose their disability voluntarily and creating a positive yet optional environment to do so, and forcing them to disclose it and forcing them to be treated differently.


That is exactly what I said.
 
2012-08-06 12:16:36 PM
Why? What's the difference? Dangerous person stumbling around. Doesn't matter why. Take care of the problem.
 
2012-08-06 12:17:04 PM

thamike: Enigmamf: thamike: Friskya: thamike: You can if you work for an airline and regularly board people with disabilities before everyone else.

Actually, I do work for an airline and one of the things we are prohibited from doing is requiring that disabled travelers board at any specific time. Whenever they present themselves for boarding is when we are required to board them. They are offered the opportunity to board first, if they would like to, but no carrier is permitted to discriminate by requiring them to board at a specific point before, during or after the general boarding has begun.

I didn't say anything about requirements. If they are allowed to be offered the opportunity to board first, they are allowed to be recognized as disabled. There is nothing, especially not in the ADA, prohibiting an airline employee from offering assistance to a disabled person.

There's a world of difference between allowing individuals to disclose their disability voluntarily and creating a positive yet optional environment to do so, and forcing them to disclose it and forcing them to be treated differently.

That is exactly what I said.


No, you said offering early boarding to those who choose to take it is equivalent to asking individuals if they have a disability. I am saying those are not the same.
 
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