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Disability Activists Sues Over Inaccessible Tut Exhibit

As the King Tut exhibit ends its four-month stay in Fort Lauderdale, at least one controversy continues: whether the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale can adequately accommodate blind, deaf and physically disabled patrons.

A federal civil lawsuit filed in February accused the museum of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act, alleging that handicapped visitors faced inaccessible bathrooms, long waits for the elevator and an audio tour that only covered a portion of the exhibit.

''It really was disappointing when I visited the show,'' said a former ADA consultant for Pro Player Stadium, Fred Shotz, a Fort Lauderdale resident who is in a wheelchair.

Read entire story: MiamiHerald.com | 04/23/2006 | Officials respond to suit with action, promises