Without the former the latter is simply not possible.
It is well understood that disability rights, of which accessibility is an integral part, are human rights.
Over 3,100,000 hectares (31,000 km) of forest were defoliated.
Whatever information gathered from this trial will be flawed because the trial itself is flawed. How do bicyclists, people pushing strollers and wheelchair and stroller users interact with other pedestrians? Wheelchair and scooter users need to be involved in the trial and planning in order to get it right.
The City of New Westminster will have no idea how well large the need for this service is, because it has, by design, excluded an entire segment of the population who may or may not want to use it. Evidence of what happens otherwise is not hard to find.
In Soulful Encounters' few short years of existence and growing membership base we are happy to share some disabled dating success stories of couples who have met and grown together through the Soulful Encounters Disable Dating and Community website. However, in April, 2009, I received an email from a member who enjoyed my profile and wanted to chat.
These members have overcome the struggles of merging two lives together over a distance despite their own situations and now share their lives together. I found Soulful Encounters by accident just doing a search for a good place to meet people where it was safe. We ended up chatting and hitting it off and went out on a date in May, 2009.
The repercussions of our decisions today will echo into the future. Current injustices are not erased just by saying ‘we’ll be better in the future.’ The harm we perpetrate now doesn’t evaporate.