As we toured Beacon Hill the other day, Christine Griffin’s narration from her wheelchair made it clear that when it comes to obstacles for the disabled, my vision is impaired.
Buckling bricks. Cracked pavement. Sloppily constructed curb cuts. A lamp post, just feet from the back wall of the State House, plopped down in the middle of the sidewalk.
No problem for me. No problem for most of us. But Chris shook her head as she squeezed by. “Clearly illegal,’’ she said. And she should know. She’s the executive director of the Disability Law Center, whose offices are in the neighborhood.
When we got to the intersection of Mount Vernon and Walnut streets, she threw up her hands. “Well, I’ve got nowhere to go here,’’ she said.
She was right. No curb cut. No ramp. No access.
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