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NOV 20 1992 The Honorable John F.

Kerry United States Senator One Bowdoin Square Tenth Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02114 ATTN: Bonnie Cronin Dear Senator Kerry: This is in response to your request for assistance on behalf of XX concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In XX letter to you, XX indicated that (b)(6) uses a wheelchair and has experienced difficulty finding accessible facilities during recent travels in New York and (b)(6) Pennsylvania. Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities by places of public accommodation, including restaurants, hotels, theaters, and retail stores. The Department of Justice investigates alleged violations of title III. An investigation may be requested by any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against or that a specific class of persons has been discriminated against in violation of title III. We have enclosed copies of the title III regulation and technical assistance manual to provide more information to (b)(6) If XX wishes to file a complaint alleging specific violations of the ADA, XX may submit the complaint to the address below. The complaint should include the name and address of the place of public accommodation, the date, and a detailed account of the alleged incident or pattern of discrimination and should be mailed to: Public Access Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 66738, Washington, D.C. 20035-9998. cc: Records; Chrono; Wodatch; Barrett; McDowney; FOIA; MAF. :udd:barrett:sen.kerry. (b)(6) 01-01729​ -2-

I hope this information is helpful in addressing (b)(6) concerns. Sincerely, John R. Dunne Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights Division Enclosures (2) 01-01730​ PRESCOTT HOUSE Nursing Home August 24, 1992 Dear (Handwritten) Senator John Kerry Again a disappointing experience as I, with some assistance recently traveled in Massachusetts and New York. At all public places the International Symbol of Accessability was a parking space - curb ramp and wide door. I am a double, (above the knee) amputee. Nowhere did the toilet facilities comply with the Title III Provisions of the American with Disabilities Act*. I have the arm strength to lift down but no way (just impossible) for me to raise my body the inches needed to return to the wheelchair. In a private home, I accept the need of assistance but it should not be necessary in a public facility, that has a handicap sign. This is not a new situation. The International Symbol at a public place, a public restaurant has no meaning regarding toilet rooms **toilet***. To become accessible for me - the new - the unknown- needs to be investigated. This is one of the many barriers for me and is also one of the many violations of the rules and regulations of the ADA. * ADA Survey Form 16 4.16.3 ** ADA Survey Form 16 4.22 *** ADA Survey Form 16 4.13 (II) COPIES TO: Sincerely,

Gov. William Weld Sen. Edward Kennedy (b)(6) Sen. John Kerry Rep. Nicholas Mavroules St. Rep. Barbara Hildt XX St. Rep. Joseph Herman Resident of Prescott House St. Sen. James Jajuga Com. Joseph Gallant American Automobile Ass. Ma. Civil Liberties Union Ma. Federation of Nursing Homes Jack Pacak/Super Motel,s Inc. Ma. Turnpike Authority 140 Prescott Street ILLEGABLE 01-01731