Locations becoming more wheelchair-friendly

People with disabilities should have an easier time visiting Wright’s Pond and the Medford Farmers Market now that matting has been added to each location, allowing wheelchairs to roll smoothly to the pond’s edge or to market stalls. The farmers market is open on every Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m., through Oct. 6, in a parking lot behind City Hall. At Wright’s Pond, a MobiChair will allow people who use wheelchairs to float in the water. People will be able to transfer into the chair to go into the city-owned pond on Elm Street. The chair was purchased this summer with federal money, said Diane McLeod, the city’s director of diversity.