Friday, May 12, 2017

Shouldn't take broken leg to be aware of accessibility issues, says advocate - CBC

by Marilyn Boone
Originally published:  May 11, 2017
Publisher: CBC.ca

Good, but not good enough.

That's the message accessibility advocate Joanne MacDonald is sending a St. John's city councillor on crutches who's now speaking out about the challenges of getting around. 

'It gives you a different perspective': Ron Ellsworth says more needs to be done to make St. John's accessible

MacDonald told the St. John's Morning Show Thursday that she has been speaking out on the subject for 30 years, and those trying to get around the city still have a long way to go.

But she said it's a good thing Coun. Ron Ellsworth is now personally aware of the places that are hard — or impossible — to get to.