Disabled UW alum files lawsuit over arena accessibility

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SEATTLE (AP) — A University of Washington alumnus says parts of the school’s arena and the university’s ticket pricing are in violation of the American’s with Disabilities Act.

KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1RBBWjE ) that Conrad Reynoldson has filed a lawsuit saying he was not able to attend any Husky basketball games at Alaska Airlines Arena in the student section because it does not contain any wheelchair accessible seating. Reynoldson has muscular dystrophy and relies on a power chair to get around.

In his lawsuit 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.

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