Valerie Vande Panne

Is celiac disease a

disability? Some say it is, and that restaurants charging more for gluten-free menu items are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. While some people are delighted to pay extra, one might think it’d be better to pass the cost of ADA compliance to all patrons for mere pennies, rather than charging those specifically with the ailment more money. For example, it’d be like charging people who use a wheelchair extra money to cover the cost of building and maintaining the wheelchair ramp. Read my latest in The Daily Beast.

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