MAY 8 1996 XX Jacksonville, Florida XX Dear Mr.

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I am responding to your letter regarding assistive listening devices in movie theaters. Your letter was also forwarded by Congresswoman Fowler. Please excuse the delay in responding. As you know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires places of public accommodation, such as movie theaters, to ensure effective communication with their customers who have hearing impairments by furnishing appropriate auxiliary aids and services. Assistive listening devices such as those described in your letter are one type of auxiliary aid. In addition to the requirement to provide auxiliary aids, the ADA requires places of public accommodation to maintain required accessible features such as assistive listening devices, in operable working condition. This obligation is described in the enclosed regulation implementing title III of the ADA. 28 C.F.R. S 36.211. Sincerely, John L. Wodatch Chief Disability Rights Section Enclosure cc: Records; Chrono; Wodatch; Hill; McDowney; FOIA udd\hille\policylt\fowlerILLEGIBLE.ltr 01-04266 ​ XX U.S. Department XX XX of Transportation XX XX United States XX Coast Guard FAX XX 14 September 1995

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section PO Box 66738 Washington DC 20035-6738 Dear Sir: I have been wearing two hearing aids since 1940. I also like very much to attend movies, particularly in those new theaters that come equipped with and supply their patrons with special hearing devices. When these first came out I thought they were a godsend, but in the past year it has been so exasperating. The theaters do not maintain them. The batteries run down and the wires develop cracks. I would be very grateful if you would write to the following theaters reminding them of their obligations under Title III of Public Law 333-106 (42 U.S.C.A. 12101 et seq): Mandarin Corner 6 10993 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32257 Regency Square 8 9451 Regency Square Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32211 Baymeadows 8 8552 Baymeadows Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32256 Movies at Mandarin Landing State Rd. 13 @ I-295 Jacksonville, FL 32257

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