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Public Transit And Accessibility

Jul 18, 2019
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State lawmakers reversed a provision in the new transportation budget that would have changed handicap-accessible signs to show a more dynamic character. 

Instead of sitting upright, the character would quote “lean forward with a sense of movement.” Legislators said it was the international symbol of access but the federal highway administration warned Ohio would risk losing federal funding if they implemented it.

Among all this, though, is a broader question: how is the state, and the city, doing in providing actual transportation access for those that are disabled?

Today on All Sides, the state of public transportation access for people who are disabled. 

Walmart's U.S. CEO Greg Foran is telling all store managers that they should make "every effort" to provide new job options for greeters with disabilities. Many of these front-door workers remain in limbo as the company plans to eliminate its trademark greeter position in about 1,000 stores in coming months.

Columbus State student Patrick Simmons uses the new Blindspot app to navigate around the Columbus State campus.
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New navigation technology made possible by the state is helping blind students at Columbus State Community College get around the campus easier.

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Obesity rates for people who have disabilities are higher for children and adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A new gym that’s opened in Dublin aims to combat that disparity and was started to help people with disabilities stay fit.

Today on Wellness Wednesday, the challenges of staying physically active facing those with disabilities. Also, a new study on alternative cancer treatments and the impact of substance abuse on family members.

Guests:

Editor's note: This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of assault.

Pauline wants to tell her story — about that night in the basement, about the boys and about the abuse she wanted to stop.

But she's nervous. "Take a deep breath," she says out loud to herself. She takes a deep and audible breath. And then she tells the story of what happened on the night that turned her life upside down.

"The two boys took advantage of me," she begins. "I didn't like it at all."

Sam Hendren

In a home in southeast Columbus, the cheery glow of a Christmas tree brightens the living room. The holiday may be more than a week away, but for Allison Carlisle’s family, gift-giving has already started.

And she has Nationwide Children's Hospital, not Santa, to thank.  

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Columbus-based real estate company Glimcher is being sued over a bus stop at one of its malls in Dayton. A federal lawsuit from two organizations says the Dayton Mall’s bus stop discriminates against people with disabilities because it’s unreasonably far from the mall’s main entrance.

11:00 Everyone should have equal access to the arts, but few theaters and programs are designed with the specific needs of the audience in mind. This hour we'll talk about a local organization that works to promote the enrichment of art  for all abilities, across all mediums. Guests