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Greek-American with MS Fights for Handicapped Access in Miami Springs

Handicapped accessGreek-American Theodore Karantsalis, a retired librarian and journalist, is suing Miami Springs, Florida for its lack of curb access and handicapped parking spaces. Credit: Floridabulldog.org

A Greek-American man who has multiple sclerosis and who must use a wheelchair is fighting a war for handicapped access that most believe was decided long ago with the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990.

Living in Miami Springs, Florida, 60-year-old Theodore Karantsalis is now mostly confined to his apartment complex since the curbs around his building do not have cutouts for wheelchairs — nor are there any handicapped parking spaces.

This situation has been ongoing for the last five years, despite the near-ubitquitous handicapped access features that have been the norm for decades all over the United States. The city of Miami Springs continues to wage a legal war against Karantsalis, hinging their argument on the point that he waited too long in taking action against the city.

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