Moviegoers With Special Needs Turned Away

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Photo of Regal Stadium 12 IMAX Cinemas at Waugh Chapel.

After recently celebrating the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is clear we have a long way to go. Photo credit: Capital Gazette

 

Just days before the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 140 campers from the Mayo Beach Day Camp arrived at the Regal Stadium 12 IMAX to enjoy a movie.  Instead, they were turned away because “they were too much of a liability.”  Check out this story from the Capital Gazette.  Discrimination is still a thing.  Hearing Like Me.com covered a story two years ago about a group of hearing impaired moviegoers who were denied access to viewing “Beauty and the Beast,” after the theater refused to turn on captions. Check out that story here. We have a long way to go.

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To be an advocate for equal rights you don’t have to do much. Boycotts are free, and would save you money.  Also, spread the word on social media.  If you or someone you know is experiencing discrimination we would love to hear from you. Contact us here.

Jerry from Freedom holding a chalkboard that reads 'Access' because everyone should have access to voting polls.

We will continue to advocate for equal access for all. Freedom Resource Center

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