We are intending to build our home ADA barrier-free compliant, part of which has always been making sure people with limited mobility can reach all receptacles to plug things in, and also imposes limitations on how difficult it can be to operate things like doorknobs with a single hand. Yet the new tamper resistant outlets are so challenging to plug things into that even fully mobile, healthy, intelligent, and strong able-bodied people need both hands to put the plug in and are usually cursing at it before they finally get it to go in as much as a minute later.
This seems to defeat the purpose of ADA requirements. My husband has limited hand mobility already, which is only going to get worse as his disease progresses. Furthermore, we do not have children and will live in this home until we die, and I am only at my half century mark this year. It would seem that ADA and the NEC are at odds here, and if NEC doesn't make exceptions to tamper resistance for folks with disabilities, they are going to find that disabled people put power strips into all their tamper-resistant receptacles, and then instead of only two points where kids could contact power without TR protection there will be 6 or more at each receptacle and the hazard of a cord that can be damaged, too.