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What does "Barrier-Free" mean to you, and how do you find it in your life?
Defining and Finding "True" Accessibility
Illustration: A couple hold a large magnifying glass, studying the factors that determine what is "barrier-free" for them.
Although passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act has helped to make daily life easier in numerous ways for most “Disabled Americans”, the existential effects of each individual's own disability remain very personal.

Consequently, to minimize the “impairment” factors of your particular “disability” (regardless of any legislation) you must be prepared to be personally proactive!

Then you can decide for yourself what is truly accessible – for you.
Here's how to achieve that goal ...
Topics Discussed in this Article:
1. How "Accessible" is That Place - for You?
2. Why You Must Be Your Own Advocate
3. Why the Government Can't Do It For You
4. The Long Road toward "Equal Treatment"
5. "Compromise" versus "Confidence"

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