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    Hey all, here's a fun mental exercise.

    Think about all the accessibility options you see around your town/neighborhood: Are there enough of them? Who are they geared towards? What could be done to make things more accessible for all people?

    I live in a pretty big metro area so we have a lot of transit options for those with disabilities - all of the buses are wheelchair accessible, and there are also overhead stop announcements and verbal announcements about streets/stops for the hearing or vision impaired. There's even a whole subsidiary of bus lines called Metro Mobility for those with more specialized transit needs and I think this is GREAT!

    But, when I look around at store fronts and front stoops and stairwells - in most places I very rarely see any wheelchair ramps.

    What's it like where you live?
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    Hey

    Had a little look over the weekend and you are really right, I was expecting to see way more accessible things in place for disabled people than I did.

    Also, have you ever stopped and noticed how stupidly high bars are in pubs these days, that must be so scary for people who are older and want to go out with their mates.

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        I have a mate who has been in a wheelchair since birth and I find it hard to see how lacking so many places are in terms of wheelchair access, it makes angry, to be honest. If tomorrow the majority of us were in wheelchairs just watch how quickly things would change,

        Rant over-more needs to be done.

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                I think the local restaurants are all pretty crammed and the tables are too low for people in wheelchairs sometimes. I also think people in wheelchairs might feel uncomfortable if they aren't catered to

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