ADA: Fire Away

Questions about ADA

  1. My first question is something that has been in the news lately and that deals with service animals. How is it determined if an animal truly is a service animal? I recently called a public place and asked if dogs were allowed and the representative on the phone actually told me that only service animals were allowed but I could bring them and lie about it. I didn’t feel right doing that but was surprised that she even suggested it!! I have also know people that get there dog registered as a service animal so that they can take him everywhere with them even though he is not providing them with any service. So where do you draw the line?
  2. Are AirBnbs required to be ADA compliant? I don’t feel like they are so wondering how that form of travel gets away with it.
  3. Being military for the past 15 years I have seen people kicked out of the military or medical boarded because of a medical disability. How does the military bypass, from what I can tell, from being ADA compliant?

One Comment

  1. Hi Maureen,

    Great post! I thought your questions were really interesting. I noticed that Abdulallah ( had a similar question on his same post regarding the service animals versus pets. I also commented on his post and one thing I said is that some service animals wear vests so that is one way of telling the difference but I think that some people take advantage of the system in order to break the rules. I am surprised that someone told you to just lie about it. I feel like that undermines the system in place for those that truly need to have service animals. Good job!

    July 31, 2019

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