Accessibility and the Environment
Poorly designed communities can make it difficult for people with mobility impairments or other disabling conditions to move about their environment; consequently, people with a disability often are more vulnerable to environmental barriers.
Barrier attributes within our environment can include:
- Absence of ramps for wheelchairs
- Lack of depressed curbs (periodic breaks in curbs that act as ramps)
- Narrow doorways that cannot accommodate various assistive devices, such as wheelchairs and walkers
- Lack of access to mass transit routes or other public services.