Home Search The American Presidency Project
John Woolley and Gerhard Peters Home Data Documents Elections Media Links
 
• Public Papers of the Presidents
• State of the Union
Addresses & Messages
• Inaugural Addresses
• Farewell Addresses
• Weekly Addresses
• Fireside Chats
• News Conferences
• Executive Orders
• Proclamations
• Signing Statements
• Press Briefings
• Statements of
 Administration Policy
• Economic Report of the President
• Debates
• Convention Speeches
• Party Platforms
• 2016 Election Documents
• 2012 Election Documents
• 2008 Election Documents
• 2004 Election Documents
• 1996 Election Documents
• 1968 Election Documents
• 1960 Election Documents
• 2017 Transition
• 2009 Transition
• 2001 Transition
• White House Media Pool Reports
Data Index
Audio/Video Index
Election Index
Florida 2000
Presidential Libraries
View Public Papers by Month and Year

INCLUDE documents from the Office of the Press Secretary
INCLUDE election campaign documents, vice presidential documents, first lady, and other executive branch officals
Search the Entire Document Archive
Enter keyword: 


AND OR NOT
Limit by Year

From:
To    :

Limit results per page

INCLUDE documents from the Office of the Press Secretary

INCLUDE election campaign documents, vice presidential documents, first lady, and other executive branch officals

Instructions
You can search the Public Papers in two ways:

1. Search by Keyword and Year
You can search by keyword and choose the range of years within your search by filling out the boxes under Search the Public Papers.

2. View by Month and/or Year
Select the month and/or year you would like information about and press View Public Papers. Then choose a Public Paper and the page will load for you.

Search Engine provided by the Harry S. Truman Library. Our thanks to
Jim Borwick and Dr. Rafee Che Kassim at Project Whistlestop for critical assistance in the implementation of the search function, and to Scott Roley at the Truman Library for facilitating this collaboration.
 
Jimmy Carter: National Architectural Barrier Awareness Week Letter to Members of the National Association of Theater Owners.
Jimmy
Jimmy Carter
National Architectural Barrier Awareness Week Letter to Members of the National Association of Theater Owners.
May 19, 1978
Public Papers of the Presidents
Jimmy Carter<br>1978: Book I
Jimmy Carter
1978: Book I
Font Size:
Print
The American Presidency Project

Promote Your Page Too

To the Theater Owners of America

America loves to go to the movies, but many people in our country who would like to go to the movies cannot. Even two steps at the theater entrance loose insurmountable obstacles to many handicapped people.

During National Architectural Barriers Week, all Americans are being called upon to recognize those barriers that physically and psychologically keep handicapped Americans from full participation in our society. I am calling on all Americans to do everything possible to eliminate such barriers. I commend your president's call on theater owners to improve the access to motion picture theaters for the handicapped. I urge the American business community to follow your voluntary example by creating more accessible facilities.

The National Architectural and Transportation Compliance Board here in Washington will be glad to provide information and advice on how you can make your theaters more accessible to the physically handicapped. Also, the Tax Reform Act of 1976 allows a tax deduction up to $25,000 for businesses that make facilities accessible to the handicapped. This deduction is available through 1979.

I congratulate you on your leadership and on your efforts to help build a barrier-free America.

JIMMY CARTER


Note: The President proclaimed the week of May 21-27, 1978, as National Architectural Barrier Awareness Week by Proclamation 4566, of April 25. The text of the proclamation is printed on page 774 of this volume.

In response to the proclamation, Marvin Goldman, president of the National Association of Theater Owners, issued an open letter to members of the association calling on them to do all that they can to eliminate physical barriers in movie theaters across the country.


Citation: Jimmy Carter: "National Architectural Barrier Awareness Week Letter to Members of the National Association of Theater Owners. ," May 19, 1978. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=30825.
Home         
© 1999-2018 - Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley - The American Presidency Project ™
Locations of visitors to this page