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Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 17:31
EL PASO - Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and in an effort to show that not enough progress has been made, a local disability rights group is speaking out.
They're doing that by filing lawsuits against five local businesses who they say are not following ADA regulations.
The Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project took a video demonstrating how the bathrooms at El Taco Tote aren't accessible.
They also say there's not a clear path in the dining room to the restroom.
"Unfortunately after 22 years there are still some businesses that are not in compliance with this law," said Jed Untereker of the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project.
The other businesses involved in the lawsuit are: La Michoacana, El Rodeo Discotheque, Carnitas Tio Juan and Premier Cinema Montwood Movies 7.
Each business is accused of not having proper parking and/or restroom access for people with disabilities. We've tried to get in contact with each of the businesses and only one has responded.
The vice president of Premiere Cinema Montwood Movies 7 says they haven't received any paperwork and it would be premature to comment.