Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In the News: City Officials in Wheelchairs for a Day

As he approached the elevator doors in town hall, Edison Mayor Jun Choi swung his wheelchair around and backed his way in. From there, he pushed the metal wheels from the tax office to the clerk's desk, out the front door and over to the courtroom and police station.

Choi isn't disabled. Nor is Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan. But the two rolled around town hall in manual wheelchairs yesterday to see how well the building is adapted to the handicapped. Following them in a motorized chair was Jackie Jackson, a South Plainfield disability activist who organizes the accessibility tours in conjunction with the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

This is an excerpt from an October 15 article in the New Jersey Star-Ledger. Read the full story.

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