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Rooted In Rights Releases #CrappyCurb Campaign

Disability Rights Washington, publisher of Rooted in Rights, is the designated protection and advocacy agency for Washington State. Although the ADA was passed in 1990, Seattle did not survey its curbs until 2008. There is no Transition Plan, despite the efforts of advocates such as DRW, which wrote a letter to the city in January 2014 calling on the city to create one.

“We’re not asking the city to fix the thousands of violations today, or even tomorrow, or even next week,” DRW Staff Attorney Emily Cooper told Q13 Fox News. “All we are asking in this lawsuit is for them to come up with a plan.”

As part of the campaign, DRW is encouraging the public to post photos and videos of inaccessible curbs to social media, using the hashtag #CrappyCurb.

DRW also launched an original video, titled “Show us your #CrappyCurb,” highlighting the challenges faced by one woman navigating the curbs of downtown Seattle in her power scooter.

new video shares some of the photos of inaccessible curbs in cities across the United States.

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