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VERMONT LAKE MONSTERS TAKE STEPS TO COMPLY WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2013

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont announces that the Vermont Lake Monsters have completed specific modifications at Centennial Field to improve accessibility as described in Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Title III of the ADA prohibits a public accommodation from denying an individual or a class of individuals, on the basis of a disability, the opportunity to participate in or benefit from the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations of an entity. Title III requires a public accommodation to remove architectural barriers to access in existing facilities where it is readily achievable to do so. The United States Attorney’s Office’s investigation began following a complaint regarding accessibility at Lake Monsters’ home games played at Centennial Field.

In particular, the United States Attorney’s Office investigated ADA compliance issues related to the Centennial Field’s parking lot, access route, and seating arrangement. The Lake Monsters have completed improvements to Centennial Field making all three of these areas more accessible under the ADA.

Assistant United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest, with assistance from the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, handled this matter on behalf of the United States and is working with other Vermont businesses to resolve their ADA compliance issues. Further information on the ADA and its requirements may be found at www.ada.gov.           

 

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