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April 19, 2006 - Press Conference of Duane Reade Settlement

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Duane Reade spokesperson Jerry Ray
On the sidewalk outside of a Duane Reade store in Manhattan on 38th Street and 7th Avenue, a spokesperson for Duane Reade, (pictured center), Jerry Ray, a senior vice president at Duane Reade, addresses the press conference announcing the Duane Reade settlement to have their chain of stores accessible to people with disabilities. As quoted in the New York Daily News, Ray stated "We have some small stores and [making them accessible] will be a challenge for us... But I am pleased that we have reached an agreement." Also pictured (from left to right): Toby Edwards (wearing headphones, holding a sign reading WHERE WHEELCHAIRS GO SHOPPING CARTS AND STROLLERS FOLLOW), Jean Ryan (pictured to the left of the spokesperson, holding three signs, each reading DISABLED IN ACTION EQUAL ACCESS, WHERE WHEELCHAIRS GO STROLLERS AND SHOPPING CARTS FOLLOW, and BUILD RAMPS NOT STEPS), Nadina LaSpina (pictured right of the spokesperson, holding a sign reading WHEELCHAIR ACCESS IS GOOD BUSINESS), and a sign (right of Nadina LaSpina, held by Ramon Santos) reading HOORAY FOR 36-INCH AISLES!

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