Sunday, August 7, 2011
Interpreter for Nudist Camp
Tom Willard has filed a complaint with the Justice Department, claiming the Empire Haven Nudist Park has violated his ADA rights for failing to provide him with an interpreter. The deaf man from Rochester wanted to attend the organization's naturist festival this week taking place near Syracuse. Willard says he even offered to pay for his own interpreter if he could get a discount on his workshop registration fees. Willard says Empire Haven responded, “An interpreter for the deaf is not something Empire Haven or the organizer of the naturist festival provide for this event or any other event.” The event starts Tuesday and draws several hundred people.