Nation & World : Friday, July 06, 2001
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York will upgrade facilities and allow motor vehicles on some roads in the Adirondack and Catskill mountains to make the wilderness more accessible to disabled people.
The changes were part of an agreement signed yesterday by the state, a federal judge and three disabled people who had sued the state in 1998 under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Plaintiff Ted Galusha, who has multiple sclerosis, said that with the settlement, disabled people will now be "part of the equation" when the state makes policy decisions about the wilderness.
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