Blind Woman Denied Service At Nail Salon Due To Disability

by
Isabella Ohlmeyer
A woman walked into a nail salon in Pittsburg and was denied service from the owner of the salon due to her blindness.

Living with a disability can already be challenging enough as it is, but society contributing negatively to the hardship makes life even harder.

Arzella Stewart-McCauley, a blind woman and potential salon customer, walked into Le Nails salon in Pittsburgh last week hoping to be serviced.

Stewart-McCauley was then told by the salon owner that the nail salon was not going to be able to help her due to her disability—in that it would take too much time to guide the woman through her service, according to the Associated Press.

Woman Denied Service At A Nail Salon

Hanh Thi Pham, Le Nails salon owner, told reporters that servicing her would require too much effort.

Stewart-McCauley plans on filing a lawsuit against Le Nails salon. 

It’s despicable how other human beings in this world treat people with disabilities, as if they are second-class citizens.

Having a disability is something people are either born with or develop over time and it is not something those who are disabled are able to control.

Enraged social media users reviewed Le Nails salon on the company's Facebook page.

Le Nails

Currently, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, there is a Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) organization that “works with people with disabilities to ensure that people with disabilities have equal and unhindered access to employment, transportation, public accommodations and government services,” according to Disability Rights PA

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