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Disney Sued By Disabled Guests

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Three disabled people have sued Walt Disney
World in federal court for not allowing them to use their Segways to move around its theme parks.

According to the lawsuit, the three are each able to stand but cannot walk far, and they have been denied permission to use their two-wheel vehicles at Disney World. Two are from Illinois and one is from Iowa.

A group called Disability Rights Advocates for Technology previously asked theme parks to lift bans on the devices. Group co-founder Jerry Karr said Segways offer more mobility and dignity than wheelchairs.

Disney says it fears Segways could endanger other guests because
they can go faster than 12 miles per hour.


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