Screwing the Disabled

A story to make your blood boil.

Prosecutors allege that neither the city nor the redevelopment agency maintained a wait list of accessible units for people with disabilities, as required by federal law. They also identified design problems in dozens of projects, such as:

• Balconies too narrow to be used by people in wheelchairs,

• Ramps and doorway thresholds too steep for wheelchairs to roll over,

• Steps that blocked access to common areas,

• Mailboxes, sinks and grab bars installed beyond the reach of wheelchair users,

• A lack of visual alarms and tactile signs to help residents with hearing or visual impairments.

This is total bullshit. Oops, we didn’t make accessible housing. 

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