Tag Archives: access

Photoessay of the 805 Veterans disabled parking problem

Here is a visual explanation of part of the problem with disabled parking at this building. 1:48 pm Tuesday March 31st. I drove into the front parking lot. I could see the front 2 spots were full. I drove to … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Cheney’s De-Inaugural Wheelchair

When I heard that Dick Cheney had pulled a muscle and was going to be attending the inauguration in a wheelchair, I was filled with deadly fascination. How would that play out? Would the inaugural ceremonies be even remotely accessible? … Continue reading

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Caltrans evades legal responsibility for sidewalk ramps

soon it will be sloping and bumpy Originally uploaded by Liz Henry Ah, California. Sometimes you come through with your sidewalk accessibility, your ramps and ADA compliance, and sometimes you just don’t. I opened up my issue of New Mobility … Continue reading

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Talking with the city about ramps

After I sent a bit of an email blast to everyone in the city government I could think of who might be able to help, I got a super nice response. A city technician, Charlie, called me and left voicemail; … Continue reading

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Apple store sued over ADA issues

Wow, I wonder why sue Apple in particular? Because most of these same things have happened to me in … well… pretty much every single store or public place I’ve been in. ON the other hand I was unusually ticked … Continue reading

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Hacking City Hall

My experiences with activism, and also my peripheral awareness of politically savvy friends, taught me some things that aren’t automatic knowledge. In this case, I would like a 4-way stop sign at an intersection near my house. I would also … Continue reading

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In which I am cranky and grateful about access in Chicago!

(I wrote part of this before BlogHer but forgot to post it!) Anyone other people with disabilities going to BlogHer, by the way? I have not tried to mobilize to find out, but I’m wondering. I am going to be … Continue reading

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