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April 20, 2006
A five-year legal struggle by disabled shoppers has forced New York's biggest pharmacy chain to revamp its stores for wheelchair access.
A deal brokered between Duane Reade's owners and Disabled in Action secured promises that narrow doors, impassable steps and blocked aisles will be things of the past.
Despite the Americans with Disabilities Act guaranteeing accessibility for shoppers with wheelchairs 14 years ago, Disabled in Action says many stores still have obstacles.
Many Duane Reade stores, of which there are more than 250, predate the ground-breaking legislation.
Duane Reade estimates it will take two years to inspect stores and correct problems.
Reported by Adam Nichols
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