October 1, 2022

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Denver will pay $48,000 to settle claim that people with disabilities were overcharged to see Red Rocks shows

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Denver will pay $47,950.90 to settle a discrimination claim that alleged wheelchair-accessible seats at Red Rocks Amphitheatre were more expensive than non-accessible seats in the iconic city-owned venue.

Amy Fink, a concertgoer who after six years of cancer treatment uses a wheelchair, first brought the complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice after the cost of her ticket for accessible seating was higher than other tickets. 

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, venues are not allowed to charge higher prices for seats that are accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Red Rocks has 121 accessible seats for their events — all of which are in the front row, or in the last row, high in the open-air amphitheater that is built into a rock formation near Morrison. Venues like Red…

Brammhi Balarajan

2022-08-09 04:45:00

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