Mr. Ted Wedel, General Counsel MO House Research, conducting Survey as part of 1997 ADA Self-Evaluation

Missouri GASP filed an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint in January 1995 on behalf of Vivian Dietemann and two other smoke-sensitive individuals, Sr. Luella Dames and Don Young, a laryngectomy survivor and former smoker, seeking an entirely smoke-free Missouri State Capitol. As part of its complaint it requested a Self-Evaluation, as required by the ADA.

Mr. Ted Wedel, General Counsel, House Research in the Missouri House of Representatives, was charged with overseeing the Self-Evaluation and as part of that process, Dietemann, Dames and Young each completed a survey in my home in Ferguson on September 8th, 1997, overseen by Mr. Wedel. The event was captured in the accompanying photo.

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Standing are Vivian Dietemann and Don Young, with a neck scarf covering the stoma in his neck through which he breathes. Seated are Sr. Luella Dames, with an inhaler on her lap, and Ted Wedel, General Counsel, House Research.

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