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Calls For Better Disabled Access
8:01am 3rd February 2013
There are calls for better access for disabled people in Cornwall.
A research doctor at Disability Cornwall has told Pirate FM how getting around Penzance in his electric wheelchair is a nightmare, because the streets are uneven.
Theo Blackmore warns the pavements are too slippery and some doorways too narrow:
"For people who use wheelchairs a) it's very steep and b) it's very uneven and it's quite dangerous. Lots of the shops on the terrace are old shops and they have narrow doorways and they have steps to get into and out of those shops so that makes it very difficult for some people to get in and out as well.
"It might be that the time has come to do something about those uneven granite surfaces. You're never going to get rid of the terrace; you can't change the height of one side of the street and not the other, so maybe you just change the surface there to make it easier to get around for everybody."
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