ADA
Janelle Monae Fan Told Accessible Seating Is First-Come First-Serve
A Janelle Monae fan with a serious back condition bought a ticket to an upcoming show last year, making sure that she would be able to secure a seat. However, now, the venue claims that seats are “first-come, first-serve.” The concert is set to take place on July 4... Read more
Fan Says Stanley Cup Tickets Are Harder To Score For Less-Abled
A die-hard St. Louis Blues fan was so excited when her team made the Stanley Cup Finals, but her hype quickly turned sour after she was unable to purchase handicapped tickets. The St. Louis Blues are slated to take on the Boston Bruins at the Enterprise Center this weekend.... Read more
Consumer Complaint Leads to Major Accessibility Improvement Plan at Winery
A disabled woman faced several “physical barriers” when attending a concert at a winery in Washington, and after a settlement with the American With Disabilities Act (ADA), the venue has agreed to make changes to its tasting room and amphitheater. U.S. Attorney Brian Moran explained the details of the... Read more
Fan Claims The Rolling Stones’ Accessibility Prices Are Discriminatory
A disabled Rolling Stones fan has filed a complaint against Concerts West/AEG to the state Division of Human Rights, claiming that handicapped seats at the band’s show are five times more expensive than regular seats. The 60-year-old fan and retired administrative law judge, Michael Boyajian, uses a walker after... Read more
Wheelchair Concertgoer Demands More Inclusion In Australia
Buying a ticket to an event should be a seamless experience, but for disabled concertgoers, this is rarely the case. In Australia, wheelchair users struggle trying to buy tickets to a show and are often placed elsewhere from their companion. One advocate, Stephanie Travers, is trying to change the... Read more
Music Journalist With Cerebral Palsy Prohibited From Pink VIP Section
A Pink fan and music journalist in Sydney, Australia was told that she could not sit in the general admission area at the show in her wheelchair, despite her VIP tickets. Marlena Katene, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, had purchased tickets to Pink’s Wild At Heart... Read more