Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with the Omaha Performing Arts Society (OPAS) to resolve alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by failing to ensure that its theater was readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities and by failing to reasonably modify its ticketing policies.

Under the settlement agreement, OPAS will provide at least 20 wheelchair and companion seating locations and 20 designated aisle seats dispersed throughout the theater. OPAS will also install a permanent lift to provide an accessible route from the orchestra floor to the stage floor. OPAS further agreed to revise its ticketing and pricing policies to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to purchase accessible seats.

To find out more about this settlement agreement or the ADA, visit or call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY). 

 Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice

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