Advocates for deaf sue movie theaters

A group of advocates for the hearing impaired has filed a lawsuit in Connecticut alleging a movie theater chain is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, alleges Bow Tie Cinemas has failed to provide an adequate number of captioning devices for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The lawsuit was filed by Connecticut Association for the Deaf and its president, Harvey Corson of Hartford. Corson says he tried to see a movie at the Palace 17 theater in Hartford, and was told it did not have any captioning devices.

- Associated Press

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