Letter: School administration building must be more handicap friendly
In my opinion, the Wallace Educational Forum, the school system’s administrative office, is not helpful to the handicapped. When I pull into one of the parking places and get out of the car to get my walker and start of the sidewalk, it is not easy or safe.
For the two handicapped parking places on North Main Street, there is an incline to the ramp leading up to the building. That is not easy for handicapped people. Let’s consider the “cast-off” in all this.
Planning, designing, drafting and the material and labor cost millions of dollars. Remember this cost.
The ideal place for the entry into the building is the rear, where it could be a flat walkway. Beside the walkway, there needs to be at least three handicapped parking places. Wait a minute, there is already a structure where those parking spaces should be. The designer that made this arrangement thought more about the building than the helpfulness of the handicapped. The structure for rash at the rear of the building seems to have been built to make it easy for the person taking out the trash and pickup, not easy for the handicapped.
What would the cost be for adding a three handicapped parking places and an automatic door, there? I’m sure that the employees would be happy to share this entry with the handicapped.
It is a known fact that, as you age, you are often handicapped in some way. Every helpful convenience is a plus.
— James D. Lyerly
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