Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 4 Aug 1995 10:47:14 -0400
Following up the post on the NCAC's Handicap awareness station activities
-- my son was recently involved in a group activity which included one
wheelchair-bound female. The group leader (NOT my son!) had been aware
from the beginning that there would be a wheelchair in her group and had
preplanned many of their activities with that knowledge in mind...walking
routes had been chosen to avoid stairs or off-concrete shortcuts, etc.
What tripped them all up and made them VERY late to lunch was that one
elevator had not been properly programmed for the appropriate date ... it
simply would not stop at their floor. As a result, they had to hike all
the way around football stadium to get to the handicap access door they
could SEE from the elevator call-buttons.
Another fine example of good intentions and the best-laid plans ...
The female in the wheelchair was very nearly in tears, the leader was
frantic and furious, the rest of the group was in various stages of
annoyance, mostly over the idiot who'd missed fixing the elevator.
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