The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced a letter of resolution with RC Theatres Management LLLP, the owner and operator of Queensgate RC Theatres located in York, Pennsylvania. The agreement was reached under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the United States Department of Justice received a complaint that the Queensgate RC Theatre was not accessible to individuals with visual impairments, namely the movie theater did not have descriptive audio headsets. After an investigation with the owner’s cooperation, the United States Attorney’s Office determined that the Queensgate RC Theatre failed to have the required descriptive audio headset for the visually impaired complainant.
Your ability to land your next job could depend on how well you play one of the AI-powered games that companies are increasingly using in the hiring process. Some companies that create these games claim that they limit bias in hiring. But AI hiring games can be especially difficult to navigate for job seekers with disabilities.
On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law; this landmark civil rights law affirmed the inherent dignity of every person, regardless of disability. The ADA prohibits discrimination by local and state governments, provides standards for privately owned businesses and commercial facilities, stands against discrimination in the workplace, and ensures equal access to healthcare, social services, transportation, and telecommunications.
Here are some resources that will help you celebrate the ADA's 31st anniversary and continue the work needed to realize the promise of its full implementation.