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DRAFT Seeks to Overturn Disney Segway Ban

and Transform Civil Rights Class Action Law

Press Release

Petition For Writ Certiorari

Important Notice!

On March 15, 2011 the United States Department of Justice's revised ADA regulations went to effect. Among many other things these new regulations require title II & title III entities to allow the use of Segways in a responsible manner by people with disabilities absent the ability of an entity to prove that they cannot establish legitimate safety standards which would permit the safe operation of the Segway within their entity.

Based upon the experience of the last eight years and the lack of any credible, substantiated evidence having ever been presented by an entity which would call into question the ability of a Segway to be operated safely when used in a responsible manner in virtually every known type entity one would have presumed that after March 15, 2011 the use of the Segway by any person with a "substantial limitation" in their ability to walk would have been permitted.

If you are a person witth a disability who uses a Segway for mobility and have been denied access after March 15, 2011 we encourage you file a complaint with the United States Department of Justice.  Below are two links which will allow you to download a PDF complaint form. One version will allow you to fill out the form on line and then print the form, the other version is for those who would like to print the form and then fill it out by hand or using a typewriter.  Please file the original signed form with the USDOJ or if you may mail the original signed form to DRAFT, 500 Fox Ridge Road, St. Louis, MO  63131 and will deliver it to the USDOJ and track the complaint until it has been resolved.

Executable Form        Printable Form

Disability Rights Advocates For Technology 
Education and Advocacy Links

Important Documents and Guidance

Public Myths and Objections Regarding the Segway
The Unique Physics of the Segway PT, "Balanced at all times"
DRAFT White Paper, December 2007
U.S. DOT Segway Policy
GSA Policy on the use of Segways

Congressional Hearings

DRAFT House of Rep. hearing on Disability Access in the National Park System (May, 2006)
UN General Assembly- Protection and Promotion of Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006
DRAFT'S Comments on Dept of Justice NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) July 15, 2008


A Guide to Disability Rights Laws (Aug 2004)
U.S. Dept of Transportation Guidance- Use of Segways on Transportation Vehicles (Sept, 2005)
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Segway Policy
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (March, 2007)
Your Rights Under Title II of the Americas with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Your Rights Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

DRAFT Documents, Letters, and Reports

DRAFT ADA help when experiencing ADA violation(s)
DRAFT comments on 2005 revisions to Air Carriers Access Act (ACAA) regulations
DRAFT Department of Justice Complaint form (Denial of Access)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Office of Civil Rights Letter (2004)
U.S. DOT Complaint Air Carriers Access Act (ACAA) Violation by Continental Airlines (2005)
U.S. Forest Service Accessibility (2005)
Washington D.C. Metro Reduced Fare Application
Washington D.C. Metro Segway Application


Characteristics of Emerging Road Users and their Safety
Evaluating the Segway and other Motorized Personal Transportation Devices (Canada 2004) Phase 1
Evaluating the Segway and other Motorized Personal Transportation Devices (Canada 2006) Phase 2
Record number of Countries sign UN Treaty on Disabilities
DRAFT Comments - GWU Article - Annals of Emergency Medicine- October 2010