A Different Metro Experience

Members of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments learn first-hand about the difficulties of riding the Metro system as person with a disability.
October 22, 2004, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"For most Metro riders, broken elevators or ending up on the wrong side of the track mean hopping the escalator or taking a quick walk. For LaJuene and other disabled passengers, they create obstacles that turn a simple commute into a frustrating odyssey.

In the first Disabilities Awareness Day, hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) and other public officials shadowed LaJuene and 11 other disabled people on trips to downtown Washington to taste what it's like for a blind person or wheelchair user to navigate the Washington region.

Thanks to Amanda Smith

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Published on Thursday, October 21, 2004 in The Washington Post
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