ADA Access at the State
Question Corner February 2013
by Tim Athan
Q. The State Theater doesn't have an elevator, or handrails in the center aisle. Why don't they have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
A. The State Theater is "grandfathered" and has not made the extensive capital improvements that would trigger the ADA's accessibility mandates. However, the building owners are talking with architects about ways to make the theater more disability friendly.
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[Originally published in February, 2013.]