Access Rights and Access Wrongs: Ethical Issues and Ethical Solutions for Service Dog Use

TitleAccess Rights and Access Wrongs: Ethical Issues and Ethical Solutions for Service Dog Use
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsElliott, D, Hogle, PS
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Date PublishedSpring2013
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0739098X
KeywordsPEOPLE , PUBLIC , service , State , United
AbstractIndividuals with a variety of disabilities benefit greatly from the ADA provision of easy public access with their service dogs. However, the growing problem of non-disabled individuals passing off their pets as service dogs both threatens public safety and can result in denial of access for legitimate service dog teams. We argue that requiring certification of service dog teams and furnishing qualified teams with state-issued ID tags, following a process similar to that for obtaining accessible-parking placards, is the least intrusive way to protect access for legitimate teams and protect public safety. 
NotesElliott, Deni 1 Hogle, Pamela S. 2; Affiliation: 1: University of South Florida, St. Petersburg 2: Bergin University of Canine Studies; Source Info: Spring2013, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p1; Subject Term: SERVICE dogs; Subject Term: PUBLIC safety; Subject Term: PEOPLE with disabilities -- Services for; Subject Term: STATE laws; Company/Entity: UNITED States. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624120 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities; Number of Pages: 14p; Document Type: Article