ACB Statement, July 21, 2021
Eric Bridges, ACB’s Executive Director shared that “ACB and our members are deeply concerned regarding the media reports of the treatment of Paralympian Rebecca Meyers by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
ACB is alarmed that the USOPC, could be in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act by not providing primary consideration to the accommodation request of a person with a disability. It is unacceptable to refer to the provision of an individual’s reasonable accommodation, which is necessary for their full inclusion and success, as the athlete’s choice”.
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