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Old 09-12-2017, 11:18 PM   #11
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The SegwayMini pro is ADA compliant. I have notes from medical doctors based upon my ailing back and totally reconstructed ankle and lower leg that I need a device like the SMP. So, if mine is appropriated, then they must provide a substitute at their expense. If I am denied, then they will be reported and lawyers contacted.




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But like said before....WE DO NOT HAVE TO DO THAT!....They deny me they are hearing from my lawyer either way!

I mean not to dump on you, so dont take it that way....Being disabled sucks! You cant see my disability!....Life is hard enough for me, I dont need Barny Fife making harder on me!...Sorry for the vent.

I dont want anyone to know whats wrong with me....Can you imagine walking into a store and asking some stranger some completely personal question?

"Hi, mame what a beautifal girl you have, natural or C-section?" " how many tries" ect,ect.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:02 AM   #12
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The SegwayMini pro is ADA compliant. I have notes from medical doctors based upon my ailing back and totally reconstructed ankle and lower leg that I need a device like the SMP. So, if mine is appropriated, then they must provide a substitute at their expense. If I am denied, then they will be reported and lawyers contacted.




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I use my segway as a EPMAD (electronic personal mobility assistive device) all the time and have used it in many many museums, fairs, etc. Most recently the Air and Space museum in Dulles plus the Lincoln Memorial in DC. I have a seat on it and a visible handicap placard and have not been denied entrance to date. I have been questioned maybe 2X, once by a security guard at a museum and once at Target by an over-zealous mgr. They both said basically "do you need that thing" and I said "yep, it's my wheelchair" and they said " have a good day." I think it's a great idea to keep the regs handy in case you end up needing it. Just being prepared, you give the impression you know more than they do and they invariably back down and go away.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:38 AM   #13
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Default Mini works great as mobility device!

Read much of this forum and troubles experienced by Mini-pro users. My wife is mobility challenged and has the blue mirror hangy thing in the car. We got another blue hangy and bolted it to the mini, had a printout of the ADA and rolled into Walmart expecting a hassle. Dint get one! We glided into the Creation Museum near Cincinnati this past week end with no problems. I think the blue tag does it since the Museum rents its own huge mobility things.

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Old 09-18-2017, 12:02 PM   #14
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Do you have a picture of how/where you bolted the tag?
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:32 PM   #15
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Mine is a tag I created from an old DMV placard hung from a carabiner from the front gear bag for viewing from the front . I have an adhesive small blue handicapped logo I cut from a bumper sticker on the charging port for viewing from the rear.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:42 AM   #16
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Do you have a picture of how/where you bolted the tag?
There are handicap placards made to attach to the segway. I have one on my SE and my I2. and it makes all the difference. See the
"Segcessory store"
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:28 PM   #17
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I didn't see them in the "Segcessory store", can you post a link?
Is this something that would fit on a mini?
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:04 PM   #18
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MagiMike, I got an email saying you posted but the post doesn't show on the board. Anyway, what you posted was in the email. Thank you.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:51 PM   #19
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Default ADA Decals

Here is how I've marked my Segway MiniPro for ADA observance:
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These decals have served me well for use in malls, hospitals, etc. every time so far. Questioned and released only once by an overzealous mall cop.

I have also printed out the ADA OPDMD guide just in case. These are the federal guidelines for "Other" devices. Available here.

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I got email notification of the above post and it has links to the pictures but unfortunately the links open blank pages.

Thanks anyway WeAreZilla.
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