We have come a long way in the US recognizing the rights of the handicapped and have had provisions put in place that have become the law regarding accessibility .
However, we have a long way to go
One of my personal, biggest issues is that there is no law in place requiring that outside doorway access be accessible for the handicapped by use of the automatic doorway access buttons. Sure, a building may have handicapped accessible bathrooms, etc, but also have double, huge and heavy doors to enter the facility. I either have to wait for someone to walk by and assist me , or call into the facility and ask someone to come out and assist me.
I live in a smaller community where any human right is always a consideration with us, wether it be handicapped issues, homeless issues, racial issues, etc. I'm very surprised this has not yet been addressed.
My plan this summer is to address this with the higher ups in my community and hopefully get the ball rolling to make this a legal right.
I have a very dear neighbor who is a past government official in my town, and plan to speak with him about initiating this. So when you hear of the "Mary Law" that was initially introduced by me, you'll know the history behind it! 🤣
Yesterday I had a personal experience with this issue that I'll write about in my next post. Not sure how it's going to turn out, so I'll wait until the saga is resolved. #handicapper #handicapped #humanrights #evanston #wheelchair #wheelchairlife #wheelchairaccessible #disabled #disabilityrights #accessforallabilities #evanstonillinois #downtownevanston #evanstonrestaurants #everydaywithra #changeyourworld #makeadifference #community