Lincoln Center, DOJ reach settlement to increase disability access

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Lesson Title

Lincoln Center, DOJ Reach Settlement to Increase Disability Access

E-Newscast Video Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KALf-j-pD0w

Video Length

Two minutes and twelve seconds

Grade Level

High School &Above

Summary

In accordance with recent accessibility lawsuit, The Lincoln Center in New York has agreed to remove some architectural barriers from its premises, among other changes.  Since the passage of the ADA, the Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights has been proactive in improving accessibility at numerous other locations throughout the city.

Review Questions

When was the Americans with Disabilities Act passed?

What other changes has the Lincoln Center agreed to carry out in order to increase accessibility?

What other iconic locations throughout New York has the DOJ been trying to increase accessibility in?

Free writing “Journal” Prompt

Why are these impending changes to the Lincoln Center important?

In your experience, have you noticed any resistance to change, in anyone? Why do you think this happens?

What about this report do you have questions about, or want to know more about?