Monday, June 28, 2010

Your New Rights on Ships and Boats

Passenger ship, from Wikimedia Commons.
According to the National Association of the Deaf, last week the Department of Transportation extended the ADA for passengers on ships and boats. Check out the linked article to find out what your new rights are while you are sailing the seven seas.

One of the cool things about the new rules is that televisions aboard ship must be equipped with closed captions. That's one of the things that can be hard to find information on when you are booking a trip. In addition, passengers can't be charged for any accessibility accommodations made for them.

According to the comments, cruise ships that pick up or discharge passengers in the USA are subject to these new rules.

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