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Cavaliers agree to add more wheelchair seating in Quicken Loans Arena
Team will also revamp website for blind users
by WKSU's GRANT ENGLE

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to make Quicken Loans arena more wheelchair accessible following complaints from a few concert-goers.

The U.S. Attorney’s office announced the agreement Thursday that it described as more of a conversation than a court case.  

The Department of Justice says customers complained that the venue’s handicapped seating didn’t have a clear view of the stage.

The Cavs agreed to add more than one hundred wheelchair-accessible seats by mid-January and provide captioning on the scoreboard during games. The team also must revamp its website to accommodate blind users within 60 days.

Deborah Nebel is a spokeswoman for Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential – a Cleveland group who works with disabled people. She says it’s important that sports teams create a friendly environment for everybody.

Deborah Nebel on stadium accessibility

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“Persons with disabilities want to have the same opportunities that you and I do: to be able to be part of the community, to enjoy a sports team that they follow, to spend their money and to be able to enjoy socialization and recreation.”


The three customers who complained will be getting free tickets to any five events at Quicken Loans Arena over the next year.

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