Yeah, I guess I can see where some people could feel that way. Myself, I would find it just as easy, or easier, to kind of bat up, with the back of my hand.Theo,,, I've done quite a bit of ADA related work last few years.. I guess the thinking is that someone who may have had a stroke, or very limited use of their hand, can "paw" at the paper. When its hung over the front, it makes it easier to access.
Do me a favor. Ask some of those who have had a stroke or limited hand use, which way they think would be better, or if they think they would be the same - explaining how over the back would be easier to rewind too. I'm thinking probably no one has asked before, and the 'thinking' was thought by someone with no disability - which happens way too often, in my book.