Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh is fine but not in a wheelchair this winter in nyc

g’day folks well this is mia house bound after the snow, yes mayor De blasio you did wonders in all five boroughs as far as roads go but when the graders push through the victims that lose are the cutouts at the curb that we the wheelchair using community need to cross a corner all the snow from the road piles up.
Also as you can see below janitors and supers might have been urged by our new mayor to do the right thing and clear the streets infront of buildings but when it comes to things like my wheelchair ramp at the back of a property out of sight out of mind was obviously their credo.(the bottom right is my snow covered wheelchair ramp)
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The pics of the curbs below were taken by ella because as she was calling to tell me I could not have crossed the corner a disabled person in an electric chair tipped over right in front of her and fell from their chair
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yes the path in the long shot is clear down to the asphalt but the pile at the corner totally covers the ramp to go to and from the cross walk here is a closer look.
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I will be contacting the mayors office this week to have a discussion with them regarding taking the extra minute or two to clear those ramps, if ella wasn’t there that person would still be in apile on the street.
close but no cigar mayor Di blasio.

P.S. these add ons might look good for upright people who walk, but this is barley wide enough for feet but within a block of this there are three highrise elder care facilities and a hospital it’s not wide enough for wheels.
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The next two are outside of my own building
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Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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