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To: President Joe Biden, Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Representatives Jason Crow, Diane De Gette, Joe Neguse of Colorado, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and other Metro Denver mayors

We need more ADA-compliant buildings and walkways! The Infrastructure bill was just signed into law!

We need more ADA-compliant buildings and walkways! The Infrastructure bill was just signed into law!

There are still a lot of buildings, doorways, and walkways here in Metro Denver which are non-ADA compliant: They still have no elevators between floors; no buttons to push for opening doors for walkers and wheelchairs; and no ramps for entry and for exit, only stairs. I am disabled and I use a walker. It is very difficult to deal with non-ADA compliant buildings, both for business/ shopping and for apartments. This is ableism at its worst.
The Infrastructure bill was just signed into law yesterday by President Biden. Please remember us disabled/ impaired people on walkers and in wheelchairs. It is a human right for us to have proper access to buildings and walkways, as per the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Why is this important?

It is a human right for disabled/ impaired people to have proper access to buildings, doorways with buttons to push for opening doors for wheelchairs and walkers, elevators between floors, and walkways with ramps. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) mentions the right to an adequate standard of living. This includes accessibility for disabled/ impaired individuals, as per the Americans With Disabilities Act. The Infrastructure bill was just signed into law by President Biden. It's needed!

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Reasons for signing

  • Universal accessibility benefits everyone.
  • It is a human right for disabled/ impaired individuals to have proper access to buildings, doorways, elevators between floors, and to walkways with ramps.

Updates

2021-11-19 14:56:08 -0500

10 signatures reached