Bloomberg CityLab: Pandemic ‘Open Streets’ Remain Closed to People with DisabilitiesJune 30, 2021
Rimawi suggested that the City could “emphasize the potential revenue gains” associated with increasing accessibility, instead of leaning on punitive fines. She noted that while business owners claim making spaces accessible to people with disabilities is a costly endeavor, failing to create accessible spaces leads to decreased business. Disability advocates in the United Kingdom estimate that businesses there lose the equivalent of millions of dollars each month because they fail to make their spaces accessible to people with disabilities.
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