Athough the Americans with Disabilities Act requires newlyconstructed public arenas to have seating for those in wheelchairs that provides “linesof sight,” comparable to those non-disabled viewers have, a federal appeals court hasruled that the law and its regulations made no provisions for ensuring that disabledpatrons be able to see when all of the other spectators are standing.

Ruling on appeal brought by Paralyzed Veterans of Americaand Advocates for Disabled Americans, the unanimous three-judge panel held that the newBlockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre in Camden, N.J., did not violate the ADA sincethe law did not call for such seating at the time it was built.

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