2004 Summer/Fall Edition
Show Adjusts Seating for Disabled Fans
complainant found a speedy resolution through the Commission's
disability access program, Project Equal Access. One late summer
day, Carol Carbone got tickets to a taping of the Tony Danza Show
in Manhattan only to find that it lacked a designated area for
individuals with disabilities. Ms. Carbone left when show staff
members failed to make an accommodation for her.
She contacted CCHR.
Project Equal Access’s director, Ted Finkelstein, immediately
reached out to the show's producers and ABC network officials.
Within a week, the show's officials eliminated the entire front
row of seats for disability seating. In addition, Carol received
a letter of apology and tickets to another taping.
Carbone gets a hug from Tony Danza following a taping of