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|From: Paul Weber (chezasilvan.com)|
|Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 10:23:31 -0500|
I know this subject has come up before but I thought I 'd post and ask for any more words of wisdom since I have to do a little presentation for our community next Monday. We are currently debating how high a priority accessibility should be for our community. We are designing the common house (in this case with downstairs dining room) and are concerned about the cost of making things accessible right away. At the same time there is an openness to learning more about the realities of disabled people. As well, we have one potential resident who is in a wheelchair. Many members have said unless she makes a strong commitment to being part of the community they see accessibility as less of a priority. There is no legislation in Canada/Ottawa that would compel us to make our common space wheelchair accessible, so the how and when are up to us. What have others communities done when faced with this issue? Are there affordable alternatives? Also I?m looking for any Internet statistics and info on the struggles and realities of disabled people (especially in regards to housing) if anyone has any suggestions. Paul Weber Terra Firma Ottawa, Canada
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