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July 27, 2012IA |  By: Grady

Iowa Fair Accessability

The Iowa State Fair begins in just two weeks and it will attract tens of thousands of visitors.

To make sure everyone has access to all the attractions, Disability Rights Iowa is asking people with disabilities to fill out a simple questionnaire about what is and is not accessible. As part of the 22nd anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, the Iowa State Fair and Disability Rights Iowa want to know if everyone who attends the fair is able to access everything from buildings to attractions to ATM machines. A questionnaire is available on the organization’s website according to Cindy Miller, Disability Rights Iowa staff attorney.

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She says over the last 22 years many barriers to those with disabilities have been removed, but there may be some that have yet to be changed and may not have been addressed because no one has mentioned it.

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In addition to barriers at the fairgrounds, the group is interested in any barriers that exist in people’s daily lives that should have been addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act but still remain.