One of the biggest EDM festivals in the world, Ultra Music Festival is reportedly being sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Paralympic athlete and blind activist, Juan Carlos Gil has sued the massive festival for the fact that their website and live events are not that easily accessible for people that have certain disabilities. Apparently, the 30-page lawsuit is not an accusation to Ultra directly, but more of a “public motion for greater inclusivity.”
Scott R. Dinin, the lawyer assigned to this case has stated the following:
“All we’re asking [Ultra] to do is recognize [that] this is a very diverse population, to make all their offerings available to all people in that population. We think it’ll make it a better Ultra experience and, obviously, a better Miami… I think the biggest misperception of this law is that people don’t understand that it’s been law for 25 years, this same law is a civil rights law.”
Ultra has yet to comment on this lawsuit, but we’ll keep you updated if any statement is released!