Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Have you noticed that almost anywhere you go to shop for clothes that there is no room for wheelchairs to access the clothes? How are people in wheelchairs supposed to purchase clothes on their own?
Also, what about sidewalks? I understand on the outskirts of town, but I'm talking about right in downtown areas of local cities. Either the sidewalks are damaged or non-existent, or are being blocked by either city poles, signs or flower pots, or you have businesses putting up tables or commercial signs that are blocking sidewalks.
Let's not forget the intersections...some intersections don't have a ramp to either get on or off the sidewalk, and if they do some don't have enough room for a manual wheelchair to access it, let alone electric chairs.
So, instead of the city council wasting money on buying trees and adding statues to beautify the city, let's begin with the bare minimum and not discriminate towards people with disabilities.
/s/ William R. Lint, Outlook