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Saturday Satire: The Accessibility Meeting Is Located Down Three Flights of Stairs

A satirical piece published by McSweeney's calls attention to the remaining work to done in building a truly accessible built environment.
November 9, 2019, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Rachel Keller writes this biting satire on the state of accessibility in the built environment, by imagining a meeting on accessibility that requires navigating three flights of stairs to attend.

Thank you for coming to our meeting to protest the abhorrent lack of accessibility in our community. This is a pressing matter that must be addressed immediately.

For us to meet as a group and discuss how the city constantly forgets the needs of those differently abled, please proceed down those three flights of stairs. We will begin promptly at four and we do not condone lateness, so you’d better hurry.

Keller's satire notes the many other ways that buildings, in this case a public building, fall short of the requirements set forth in the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in McSweeney's
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