The Department of Justice has reached a settlement with Newseum Inc.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014

The Department of Justice announced on 12/6/13 that it has reached a settlement with Newseum Inc., which owns and operates the Newseum, to address alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Under the settlement, the Newseum must take steps to ensure that all of its facilities are accessible to people with disabilities, including:

  • Providing additional wheelchair spaces and companion seats
  • Providing assistive listening devices for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Ensuring that the operating controls of all Newseum interactive programs are within the reach-range of people who use wheelchairs;
  • Providing museum tours that are audio described and include tactile experiences for individuals who are blind or have impaired vision ; and
  • Providing printed materials and maps in alternate formats