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Gay Pride – and Accessibility

In the article below, Bani Amor from CNN puts forth some excellent ideas about making PRIDE and other events accessible to everyone.

We all know there are a lot of things to protest these days. But as the recent PRIDE events have reminded us, there is also much reason to celebrate.

As someone who believes in protest as well as celebration, I try to be involved in both whenever I can. But since I also need a cane to get around, there are a few things I have to find out before I can attend such events. If we’re going to be inside, are there ramps and/or elevators? How much walking might I need to do, and is it possible for me to find places to rest?

Although sometimes I’m able to find answers to these questions beforehand, in most cases I find that I need to just go to the event to figure out if I can safely participate. And sometimes I discover, either privately or publicly, that it is not a safe venue for me.

In the article attached below, Bani Amor provides some great ideas about including people with disabilities in these sorts of public events.

Together we are ALL stronger!

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https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/accessibility-planning-pride/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0oEPpu2dgMplMRyO_9Or4nZWRAcYdNED6zvSCbusnAy_b_lOZuz4hZaJc

 

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