Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 25, 1976 · Page 15
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 15

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, April 25, 1976
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BB · NorthwMf ArVonwei TIMES, Sun., April 25, 1976 FATKTTEVUIE, ARKANSAS U S Shrines Opened To Handicapped .WASHINGTON 7 CAP) "There arc 58 steps leading up to' the Lincoln Memorial," says Jim Jeffers, "but for liancii capped people like me in wheelchairs, it might as well have beeti 5,500!" ;JeCfers recently became the first "wheelchair person" over to'enter the memorial chamber of the nation's m o s t popular histouc shrine without beins carried bodily up its 80 feet of stairs As executive director of the U.S. Architectural and Trans porlalioii Barriers Compliance Board, he accomplished .thi« feat while inspecting renoia tions Doing made by the Nation a\" Park Service at a' cost of nearly SI million: the alterations will permit people in \\heclUiairs \ulh crutches, braces or other plus ical handicaps t o u e w the stat lie of Abraham Lincoln close up Jeriers s ays thai a n est i- mated ·!? million Americans will visit Washington during the bicentennial year, and approximately 3 million of them will be handicapped - According lo Jack Fish, head of- National Capital Parks, the local field office of the National Park' Service, extensive land- sc aping a nd icgradi ng wa s heeded at" the front of the'.LI n- coin Memorial to install a concrete ramp with an.easy 5 per ¥snl incline for wheelchairs he n\\ ramp leads from the street to the ground floor of the memorial, where restroomi have been remodeled to accom- thodate wheelchairs, and : a n elevator installed to khisk visitors to (he main floor. , In addition to the Lincoln Memorial, National Park' Service is also spending over three quarters of a million dollars to jremodel the Jefferson Me morial and t h e Washington Monument to improve access. Ramps* for wheelchairs are "being installed in - nearly 200 sidewalk curbs around the Mall, the Washington Monument, and the Ellipse near me White House. HEW Assistant : Secretary Stanley B. Thomas Jr. is chairman of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers ; Com' pliance Board, composed of the nine major federal agencies that spend over $32 billion a year for construction of buildings and transportation facilities The board's mission is to monitor compliance with federal law which.requires barrier- free 'access for handicapped people to public:housing, office buildings and transportation systems. During the bicentennial year, according to Thomas," the Lincoln Memorial will be a nation-' al. symbol 'Of an "Accessible America." i "The nation's capitaKbelongs to r : all Americans," _ Thomas «;aid. "We are rnaking'sure' that in"our bicentennial year, Amerv jca's handicapped citizens are given : equal rights of.access, a? an example of what can be accomplished all over the country. We hope that our 17 million visitors " w i l l return to their communities to take a new look at the many barriers which keep handicapped people from full participation in cultural and business activities. 11 He noted that these might range Irom sidewalk curbs to lack of elevators and restroom? in public buildings and places of employment. Jim Jeffers, a native of West Virginia, has lived and worked in Washington for three years, hut until his recent inspection visit had never been able to enter the capital's most popular tourist attraction. As he looked out from the Lincoln Memorial toward the Reflecting Pool,and the Washington Monument in the dis tance, he said, "It's truly in spiring. From here, it seems that nothing is impossible! 1 Japanese Exhibit PRFNCETON, N. J. AP) An exhibit of 37 Japanese ink paintings from American col Jechon- wj)l be shown at The Art Museum, Princeton University, through .Time 13. 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