Loss for accessibility

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Editor:

I have recently become aware of the mayor ending the accessibility advisory committee (“Sechelt shakes up advisory committees,” Dec. 14). As a member of the community that is physically challenged, I find this to be a very disappointing decision.

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It is difficult enough going through life being physically challenged. Without committees such as the accessibility committee to speak up for people such as myself, it is more of a challenge in my everyday life. It is a great feat on many occasions to just be able to get through a day without difficulty accessing many places in the community.

One way of having an able-bodied individual understand is to put them in my situation to give them a better sense of the daily challenges many others as well as myself in the community face in our daily lives. I want to put forth a challenge to the Mayor Darnelda Siegers to spend a week in a wheelchair going through her daily life, in the hopes of her gaining a better understanding of the difficulties we face on a daily basis. I feel that accessibility for all is a very important part of any community.

Tracey Thomas, Sechelt

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