The groundbreaking for a long-awaited inclusive playground in Pearland has been moved up to Sept. 26 after project organizers saw they could start sooner than previously projected.
With an aging population, many in their later years struggle with mobility issues. In fact, by some statistics, nearly one in every 200 people need some kind of accessible ramp for their home. In this segment of Made in Mass, Doug Meehan introduces us to Amramp Accessibility, a local company that has made its mission to help people find their forward.
There’s a direct frankness to the way 6-year-olds see the world that would be easy to mistake for rudeness. But Daija Coleman knows better. On the first day of her first year as a first-grade teacher, Coleman knew her Jardine Elementary School students would be curious. Why was she in a wheelchair? Because her legs don’t work quite like theirs. Why did they always have to take the big ramp connecting the school’s first and second floors? Same reason.