A disabled woman from Orleans Parish is suing New Orleans and the Audubon Commissioner, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Tasha Herbert filed a lawsuit Oct. 23 in U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana against the Audubon Commission, the Audubon Nature Institute Inc, and the city of New Orleans, alleging a property in New Orleans is partially inaccessible to people with disabilities.
According to the complaint, Herbert suffers from spinal bifida, and is unable to stand or walk without assistance. She uses a wheelchair for mobility. The suit says Audubon Park and Audubon Riverview, also called “the Fly,” in New Orleans have certain areas inaccessible to her and her wheelchair, a violation of the ADA.
Herbert seeks alterations to the property to make it properly accessible along with unspecified monetary damages, all costs of suit and other relief deemed appropriate by the court.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-05425-ILRL-MBN.