Re: Feedback requested: Accommodations for disabilities
From: Muriel Kranowski (murielkvt.edu)
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:30:21 -0700 (PDT)
Here's an enthusiastic agreement about shower bars!

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 3:22 PM Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com>
wrote:

> I'm not sure why this discussion reminds me of this but I'll go with it!!
> Shower bars!!!
> We have sturdy bars to lean on in the shower of all homes. We did it
> so people can "age in place". I have heard that some independent
> living places don't have them because it makes people feel old. I
> can't get my parents (83) to add them to their house.
>
> I had a concussion from a car accident 5 years ago at 50 some years
> old and the shower bar was critical to my life. Without it I wouldn't
> have been allowed to shower without someone else on the second floor
> with me! Everyone wants shower bars whether they know it or not.
>
> Liz
>
> On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 3:06 PM Allison Tom <allisonrtom [at] gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Yes, we got pushback from some members when we wanted to invest in
> > microphones for our in-person meetings, but they made a huge difference
> > when we got them!
> >
> > And our meetings are also much better attended on zoom than they were in
> > person.  Some people still say they can't wait to be able to meeting in
> > person again, but it's a real silver lining for me, for parents of young
> > children, for pregnant people, for people who go away for the summer.....
> >
> > Allison
> >
> > On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <
> > cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:
> >
> > > >  there are many other disabilities that make belonging to a cohousing
> > > community both more difficult and more important to people.
> > >
> > > One that we discovered was more widespread than we realized is hearing
> in
> > > meetings. While some of us (me) complained that people weren’t speaking
> > > loud enough to be heard across the room, when we started using Zoom for
> > > meetings even more people mentioned the how nice it was to be able to
> hear
> > > everyone. One person said he didn’t attend meetings because he can’t
> hear
> > > anyone.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> --
> -Liz
> (The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
> Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
> Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries
> www.elizabethmaemagill.com
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