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Accessibility

Progress?

The elevator at our rec center, where I lift weights, has been out of order for the past week. Of course the weights are upstairs. Last week I contemplated the problem for a few minutes (assisted by a sign that…
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Boettcher Concert Hall Seating Chart

Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver: Wheelchair Seating

Wednesday evening we went to Denver’s Boettcher Concert Hall for the first time. This is a theater in the round, the home of the Colorado Symphony. Here’s what the Denver Performing Arts Complex website says about Boettcher: Boettcher Concert Hall…
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Drive-Through News

As a wheelchair user, I’m a total sucker for drive-through anything. Drive-through banking, drive-through fast food, drive-through coffee, drive-through library book drop, drive-through liquor store—anything that enables me to get an errand done without getting me, myself and my wheelchair…
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Revised ADA Regulations

In the first major update on accessibility in 20 years, the Revised Regulations for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect on March 15, 2011. Learn more about the revised regulations: NCPAD Media dis&dat Employment Law Watch

And the Final Question…

…on the Parking Lot Snow Removal certification examination is: 10. Choose the correct location for the snow removed from the parking lot. a. The least used corner of the lot, furthest from road access b. The handicapped parking spaces c….
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Accessibility is Not Inclusion

Check out Scott Rains’ article in New Mobility – the first sentence will reel you in: What if the first question we asked was, “What is so unique about this situation that it justifies exclusion?” instead of, “How much does…
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Creative Thinking

After reading about a condominium association that refuses to allow a wheelchair user to walk her dog in and out the front door (residents are required to use an alternate route that includes a stairwell), and a school that has…
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Advocacy or Appeasement?

Let’s say there were federal laws about, I don’t know, food safety. And let’s say that instead of having restaurant inspectors, the federal government decided that the best way to enforce the laws about food safety would be to allow…
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Street Corner

On the Street

For years, while waiting to cross a street, I avoided blocking the top of the curbcut because, I don’t know, someone might need it. I now know that ambulatory people abhor a vacuum, and if I don’t position myself squarely…
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Starve a Vampire. Donate Blood.

(Just kidding, we don’t mean you.) My place of work seems to have an awful lot of blood drives. Where I hail from, you go to the Red Cross (which is capitalizing on the current vampire craze with the cute…
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Millions of books get digitized for the disabled

Via WHEELIE cATHOLIC: For those who are blind, dyslexic or have diseases like multiple sclerosis and have difficulty turning book pages, reading the latest best seller just got easier. Brewster Kahle, a digital librarian and founder of a virtual library…
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