IMPACT 10/11/2018 05:45 am ET Updated 5 minutes ago “My disability is not that something’s wrong with me, it’s that the world has not adapted to me,” Pittsburgh disability advocate Alisa Grishman said. By Colin Deppen This story is a collaboration between HuffPost and The Incline. In cities across America, people with disabilities face uneven access to buildings, transportation and leisure activities. Change isn’t coming fast enough, and activists worry that lawmakers are in the process of watering down the protections that do exist. In Pittsburgh, where accessibility is mediocre at best, local advocate Alisa Grishman can attest to the city’s problems. Grishman, who uses a wheelchair and a walker, pushes for improvements to the city’s sidewalks and local businesses — and she urges local politicians not to get complacent about the status quo. “The city has not been changing at an appreciable rate,” said Grishman, a resident of Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. “One of the things I’ve said countless times is: The longer you live, the more likely it is that you’ll become disabled at some point. Everyone from homeless veterans to Donald Trump himself, anyone can become disabled at any point. And if we just thought in those terms, I… Read full this story
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