To the editor:
In regard to Mr. Maira’s letter, “Restrooms are key issue”, in last month’s issue, I agree that wheelchair accessible restrooms are a huge factor in churches and in all public facilities. My parish — mentioned in the July issue, which I was a subject in — Mother Of Sorrows, does have a unisex wheelchair accessible restroom. I thought the article on accessibility by Amy Kotlarz was well written, but it did omit such a subject.
However, she did mention renovation. And whenever such a change is made or in putting up new buildings, etc; the proper code must be followed according to the American Disabilities Act of 1990. As a resident in the town of Greece, I was proud to take part in a program Paving the Way that our supervisor John Auberger spearheaded to make people more aware of the guidelines in regard to handicapped parking.
There have been great strides in making conditions more accessible for the disabled; and there’s much more that has to be done. If more of our political leaders like Mr. Auberger work to help enforce ADA laws, and people like Mr. Maira’s speak out for disability rights; the day will come sooner when more of us will enjoy a better quality of life. After all, aren’t we all entitled to it?
Joseph P. Paris
Old Pine Lane