Saturday, January 15, 2011

Metropolitan Opera agrees to settle ADA suit

The Metropolitan Opera is promising to tune up its famed Lincoln Center home to meet the needs of the disabled.
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office this morning announced the pending settlement of a civil-rights suit that accuses the Met of violating the the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The suit, also filed this morning, says some elevators inside the historic opera house "have not been made readily accessible to, and usable by" people in wheelchairs and the blind.
And while wireless headsets are available so the hard-of-hearing can enjoy the arias, court papers say the Met "has not added a visual alarm system."  More