Automobile racing fans with disabilities are now finding that the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) is much more accessible.
In a landmark settlement, an ADA accessibility violation was substantiated. The original claim suggested that the raceway did not follow the guidelines set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make buildings and facilities more accessible to disabled individuals. PIR has agreed to make significant changes to its facilities so that all fans can enjoy racing.
Changes to seating at all price levels are being made. This includes the addition of more wheelchair seating locations and the modification of viewing counter heights, which will be lowered to fall into acceptable measurements set forth by the ADA. Disabled parking is being enhanced by adding van-accessible spaces, as well as providing “designated accessible spaces with vertical signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility.”Ramps are being converted to a lesser slope.
Many other changes are in the works that should make race events at this facility much more enjoyable for everyone in attendance..
For persons who have complaints about accessibility of public accommodations such as race courses, theaters, shopping malls and other public spaces, seek guidance from a knowledgeable attorney who can help ease your concerns.
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