Expanding on other courts' decisions, a federal judge in New York has held that a movie theater providing handicapped patrons with an unobstructed sight line to the screen has not necessarily complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rather, the judge found, the law implicitly requires a qualitative element demanding an analysis into whether the sight lines available to ambulatory and wheelchair customers are comparable.
Disabled Entitled to Same Sight Line in Theaters
New York Law Journal
August 28, 2002
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