Accessible Environment

Making the City's physical environment as accessible as possible.

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Making the City's Physical Environment as Accessible as Possible

Our old City has many features that make it inaccessible to individuals with various types of disabilities.  The Office on the Disabled works with other City Departments and others to help the City become ever more accessible.

The Office's work is in three areas -

Private Users of Real Estate

City restaurant with ramp

Even in our old city, ramps can sometimes be made subtly, but still allow wheelchair users to enter easily.


City Streets

Pedestrian crossing under construction at Interstate 64 and Hampton

New construction of roads means new construction of accessible pedestrian pathways.


City Facilities

Ramp to the Soldiers Memorial galleries

After years of delay in 2009, the City with volunteer help from the construction industry and unions made the Soldiers Memorial truly wheelchair accessible.


 This video was created to explore concerns that permeable concrete and asphalt require more physical exertion to maneuver than traditional concrete and asphalt for individuals with physical disabilities.  The Office on the Disabled appreciates the volunteers who assisted in the making of this video. 

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