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Willard said Empire Haven, just outside Moravia in Cayuga County, rejected his request to provide a sign language interpreter for the deaf so he could understand what would be said at several festival workshops he wanted to attend.
SU’s Schwartz said the problem Willard faces illustrates a much bigger problem that disabled people frequently confront as they call on businesses and government to comply with the American with Disabilities Act.
The law mandates that businesses and others provide equal accessibility to the disabled; churches are exempt.
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