Disabled UW Alum Files Lawsuit Over Arena Accessibility
SEATTLE (AP) — A University of Washington alumnus says parts of the school's arena and the university's ticket pricing violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
KOMO-TV reports that Conrad Reynoldson sued the UW in federal court, saying he wasn't able to attend any basketball games in the student section of Alaska Airlines Arena because it lacked wheelchair accessible seating.
Reynoldson has muscular dystrophy and relies on a power chair to get around.
In his lawsuit filed last month, he says all wheelchair accessible seats are in the arena's expensive sections, forcing disabled fans to pay a higher price.
Reynoldson attended UW School of Law from 2011 to 2014 and is now an attorney specializing in cases involving the disabled.
A representative of the school's athletic department declined to comment citing pending litigation.