Americans with Disabilities Act Essay

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BUS-Z340 Due: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 News Brief: Americans with Disabilities Act The article titled “Indy to meet ADA standards” released by the Associated Press through was published on January 11, 2013. It discusses the recent agreement and settlement between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Department of Justice. On Thursday, January 10, 2013 the two parties (The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Department of Justice) came to an agreement, which now will benefit the people that spectate at the speedway, and also will now be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a century old facility and in the time period of the American with Disabilities Act being signed by congress until this year the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has not been in compliance with the Act. There will be many changes to the facility, including adding wheelchair seating, updated bathrooms to be handicap accessible, and also adding handicap parking spaces. The infield of the speedway will also undergo a renovation, adding slopes of ramps through the tunnels and making the mounds wheelchair accessible as well. They have made the agreement that they will have the changes completed in two and a half years. The issue with them complying with the act in the past has been that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a historical landmark, and because of that it is more complicated. Also, the Speedway is also one of the largest sporting facilities in the world, and the Indianapolis 500 holds the title for having the largest single day sporting event in the world. The facilities were first investigated in 1999, eight years after the act was signed, because of a spectator that was trying to access the practice session that is held before the race. Dan Ward was not allowed to enter the pit because he was handicap to a
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