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    Title III Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

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    A second-year student at State College is majoring in music and uses a wheelchair to get around. Since he has been at State College he has been unable to use the music building on campus because it has really tall steps and no ramps. He has had others carry him into the building at times to use the facilities but considers this to be a hassle and detrimental to his music studies. State College counters that due to the age (200 years) and historical architectural significance of the building it would cost over $1 million to add ramps to make the building ADA compliant. Using knowledge gained from the interactive and the course material, evaluate how this situation should turn out.

    The components of a legal decision must include the following.

    Factual Summary: Provide a succinct and accurate description of the scenario at hand. Summarize the scenario to include all relevant facts.

    Issue: Restate or summarize the question. What is the legal question(s) that you are going to answer?

    Legal Concept(s): Identify and discuss one or more legal concepts from the course material when exploring the problem at hand. Define the legal concept(s) and explain how the concept(s) relate(s) to the given scenario.

    Analysis/Conclusion: Analyze the factual scenario in relation to the legal concept in order to reach a well-reasoned conclusion. Be sure to apply the legal concept correctly toward solving the legal issue.

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    Factual Summary: In this scenario, a college student attending a state college is confined to a wheelchair, and this individual must use this wheelchair in order to navigate the campus at all times. One of the pertinent facts of this scenario is that the student is a music major, and this individual has been inhibited in his ability to facilitate the use of the music building, which is instrumental to his course of study. The only way that this individual has been able to facilitate the use of this building is with the assistance of others. The college in this scenario, has refused to make this building assessable to the student due to the ...