Da Marco discriminate deaf customer & service dog

As posted from the Houston Chronicle, Da Marco a nice restraunt located off Westheimer had four ladies who were customers, one of them apparently was deaf and had a service dog.  Well, Da Marco told the lady that the dog was not allowed in the restraunt regardless if it was a service dog or not.

Granted, if it was any dog then I can understand but this dog was a service dog.  Da Marco was WRONG for refusing service to this deaf individual.  I really do hope this deaf individual steps up and files legal action vs. Da Marco.  By the ADA law, she should have been allowed the opportunity to bring her dog in. Hopefully action will be taken in regards to this – and they are educated on this issue that this will not happen again.

About Billy Koch

Billy Koch, a deaf professional who works in the IT industry, currently works for The Methodist Hospital System for MITIE as a IT Project Coordinator. Billy has over 15 years of IT experience behind him. Billy is the son of a deaf parents, and has a deaf brother as well. He grew up in a mainstream program with no deaf education program. He was first exposed to the deaf culture when he attended Gallaudet University for his Bachelors from 91-96. Billy has a MBA from West Texas A&M, and is currently the Executive Director of Greater Houston Deaf Connections, a non-profit organizations that focuses on education, advocacy, and support for deaf and hard of hearing people. He is an aspiring guy who wants to also educate the community of what they can do and what they can achieve.

One response to “Da Marco discriminate deaf customer & service dog”

  1. Jane M. Davidson says:

    I have a clip long time ago with a friend of mine went to a restaurant and they went through court and the “person” that refuse them and their dog “lost”. It happen here in Houston.

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