Nine local chapters of the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind have sued the city, seeking to force the installation of Braille floor indicators on elevator panels in City Hall.
The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, also seeks the installation of the floor indicators on the elevators in the City Hall Annex and Municipal Services Building.
The suit contends that blind people find it difficult to use the elevators
because they can't read the numbers on floor buttons. It asks that the city be forced to comply with both a federal law and its own building code that require elevators to be accessible to the visually impaired.