Removing Barriers In Public Places
08/30/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm  Download MP3
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Vermont has stepped up an effort to bring public places like restaurants and movie theaters into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The result is changes and upgrades at several businesses in the Burlington area, and a spotlight on accessibility issues across the state. We learn what responsibilities property owners and business owners have to remove accessibility barriers in public places. Our guests are Robert Appel of the Vermont Human Rights Commission and Sarah Launderville of the Vermont Center for Independent Living.
Also in the program, we check in with Vermonters attending the Republican National Convention. Jack Lindley, Vermont state chairman of the Republican Party, joins us from Tampa, Florida, for a look behind the scenes.
And, the cadets have returned to Norwich University in Northfield. VPR's Steve Zind reports on the annual tradition of rooks getting their uniforms and their first military haircuts.