Wichita Plans Thousands Of Improvements To Public
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
September 28, 2006
WICHITA, KANSAS--The city of Wichita plans to spend between $2 million and $6 million over the next 10 years to remove barriers to accessibility, the Wichita Eagle reported Wednesday.
The city is acting on recommendations that a consultant group made after finding about 3,000 violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act during an examination of 180 public facilities. Those problems included such things as a lack of wheelchair ramps, designated parking areas, and accessible water fountains.
The City Council said it would support making public facilities more accessible. It will vote on whether to accept the consultants' recommendations in the near future.
"City sees up close obstacles many face" (Wichita Eagle)