Able-bodied people may take for granted their usually effortless ability to access transit, buildings, housing, products, services and so on. But for those with disabilities, this may not be the case, and accessible design is vital in their day-to-day lives.
This includes ramps, elevators, stair lifts, adapted automobiles, special routes and street cuts, which aren't always present around Greater Cincinnati.
Here to discuss accessible living, how it's lacking in our city, and how to improve it, are Center for Independent Living Options, Inc. Advocacy Coordinator Kat Lyons; Center for Accessible Living Independent Living Specialist Rene Thompson; and University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Coordinator Dr. Kara Ayers.