Kids Doing Good: Helping to make life more accessible for disabled
PORTLAND, Ore. —
Cassie Wilson is helping to make life more accessible for people with disabilities.
She’s a longtime patient at Shriners Hospital for Children. She’s had numerous surgeries affecting her legs.
She noticed that many of the small concert venues she enjoys going to weren’t very accessible for disabled people. While she’s able to do things like climb stairs, many of her friends aren’t able to.
“What really got me motivated to make change is that I have friends in electric scooters and chairs that can’t get up and just walk up the stairs, and that made me mad, because I wanted them to be able to experience things the way that I could,” she told KATU’s Deb Knapp on Wednesday during an in-studio interview.
So about a year ago she started an organization called Half Access. The aim is to collect information in a database about the accessibility of these smaller venues so disabled people can make better decisions before buying a ticket.
Watch Wilson’s segment by clicking on the video above.
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