Md. agency seeks wheelchair ramp at city courthouse

April 28, 2001|By A SUN STAFF WRITER

The state commission that monitors rights for the disabled has filed charges with a state administrative agency saying that the Eastern District Courthouse building on North Avenue in Baltimore violates state codes because it's inaccessible to wheelchairs.

The Maryland Commission on Human Relations wants state officials to build a ramp for wheelchair use at the building at 1400 E. North Ave. The commission's complaint has been approved for a public hearing by the Office of Administrative Hearings. No hearing date has been scheduled.

The commission seeks a $500 fine and is asking that courthouse management undergo sensitivity training to foster better treatment of people with disabilities.

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