Wheelchairs in the Subway: One Woman's Journey

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Photo by: Aspersions

There are 468 stations in the New York City subway system. Only 78 are wheelchair accessible—meaning the fully accessible system here is just a hair larger than Philadelphia’s SEPTA network. Journalists Coral Garnick and Henry Gass produced this video looking at how one wheelchair user gets around town.

The Longer Journey Home from garnick9 on Vimeo.

While a lot of issues are competing for attention this campaign season—there was a forum last night devoted to food issues and there’s a press release out today about animal rights—disability policy is deserving of a little attention. As we reported in February, advocates aren’t thrilled with Mayor Bloomberg’s record on the issue.

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