by Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
This article is reproduced here under special arrangement with Inclusion
Daily Express Email News Service.
Reporter Lilla Zuill of the Bermuda Sun spent
the good part of a day "confined" to a wheelchair. It was an experiment to
find out how accessible the city is -- or is not.
"Perhaps, I thought, disabled people are penalized more by the inadequacy of
facilities in Bermuda, than by their physical limitations," wrote Zuill.
Little did she know how inadequate those facilities were, in fact, nor did
she know how disrespectfully people would treat her.
[For the record, most active people I have know who use wheelchairs do not
consider them confining. They consider them liberating.]
Here is a link to Zuill's story: <
Posted March 9, 2001
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