A court has ruled that visually impaired people should be allowed to ride roller-coasters.
The Seoul Central District Court ruled that Everland, a major theme park in Yongin, South Korea, has to compensate each of three visually impaired customers 2 million won ($1,750) after blocking them from riding its T-Express roller-coaster three years ago. The three filed a damage suit against the company after they were denied access to the ride in May 2015.
The court also ordered the company to revise its guidelines that restricts some people from enjoying some of its rides.
“There is little evidence to support the argument that the roller-coaster would be more risky for the plaintiffs than others,” the court said. “Thus, it should be considered an act of discrimination against disabled people.”
Among Everland’s 46 rides, people with disabilities do not have access to three, including the Bumper Car and the T-Express, and they need “guardians” to get access to four others, according to the current guidelines.
Source: Korea Times