Lincoln Center Settles Disability Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and simultaneously settled

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012  |  Updated 5:33 PM EDT
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Lincoln Center Settles Disability Lawsuit

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has settled a federal lawsuit that had accused the facility of failing to provide adequate access for the disabled at Avery Fisher Hall.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and simultaneously settled.

It alleges the 1962 concert hall was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act due to a lack of wheelchair space. It also asserted some restrooms do not comply with ADA regulations.

Lincoln Center has agreed to make changes, including adding wheelchair seating, accessible parking and renovating restrooms.

A Lincoln Center spokeswoman said the facility is pleased the situation has been resolved and the hall will be more accessible to patrons.

The suit was filed following a complaint from a patron who uses a wheelchair.

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