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Series
MPR News Feature
Program
Skyway protest focuses on accessibility for handicapped
Contributing Organization
Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, Minnesota)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/43-js9h41k04c
MPR File Name
file_metadata_10399877
MPR System ID
1974-11-21_drl_Handicap_Protests_in_Minneapolis_AAPP45_1644.L
Description
This audio clip covers a 1974 protest in downtown Minneapolis by supporters of the United Handicapped Federation over the issue of inaccessible skyways. Jeff Farnum spoke for the United Handicapped Federation (UHF) and said ten skyways have been constructed in downtown Minneapolis, but half are inaccessible due to steps or escalators. This reduces usability of the entire system even if future construction is barrier-free. The city council has passed a resolution so future construction will be barrier-free but existing skyways need attention. Audrey Benson, president of the UHF, asks "Are we going to remain invisible? Are we going to allow them to deny us the usability of Minneapolis?" Benson said the dream of a totally accessible environment will become a reality even if they have to embarrass every noncomplying architect builder and corporate executive in the process.
Broadcast
1974-11-21
Asset type
Program
Genres
News
Topics
News
Architecture
Politics and Government
Subjects
Social Issues : 14000000-:Disabled : 14004000; Economy, Business and Finance : 04000000-:Construction and property : 04004000-:Design and engineering : 04004007; Crime, Law and Justice : 02000000-:Justice and rights : 02007000-:Civil rights : 02007001
Contributor
Farnum, Jeff(Speaker); Benson, Audrey(Speaker); Minnesota Public Radio(Reporter) , Wardrobe
Publisher
Minnesota Public Radio, Release Agent
Rights
Unspecified (Content status: Edited program); Unspecified (Created or licensed from third party: No); Unspecified (Any explicit usage restrictions: Don't know); Unspecified (Any distribution restrictions: Yes); Unspecified (Created by station only: Yes); Unspecified (Is part of content in public domain: No); Unspecified (Produced or funded by third party: No)
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:02:45
Embed Code
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Citation
Chicago: “MPR News Feature; Skyway protest focuses on accessibility for handicapped,” 1974-11-21, Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed January 23, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-js9h41k04c.
MLA: “MPR News Feature; Skyway protest focuses on accessibility for handicapped.” 1974-11-21. Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. January 23, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-js9h41k04c>.
APA: MPR News Feature; Skyway protest focuses on accessibility for handicapped. Boston, MA: Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-js9h41k04c