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Limited Access for People with Disabilities on Inauguration Day

Feb 25, 2009

(Diversity at Work). The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has issued warnings on its website that some people with disabilities interpret as a message signalling 'not to come.' The committee warns that handicapped parking will be limited and not close to the Capitol, that there will be fewer drop-off points for people using wheelchairs, that accessible seating is limited for those with tickets to the swearing-in ceremony and 'persons in wheelchairs or utilizing walkers should be aware that they will need to move across bumpy surfaces, grassy areas and possible icy areas (depending on the weather)'.


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