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Disability Awareness Week planned

September 09, 1998|By MATTHEW BIENIEK

Washington County officials have been invited to take a ride in a wheelchair during the week of Oct. 5-9 as part of the county's Disability Awareness Week, said N. Linn Hendershot of the Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Hendershot discussed Disability Awareness Week with the Washington County Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting.

The wheelchair ride, coupled with blindfolds, is intended to help county officials and business leaders learn about the barriers the disabled deal with every day, he said.

The day on which county officials will be asked to experience disability firsthand will be called Barrier Awareness Day, he said.

"And you are the guys who can make things better," said Hendershot. He said understanding the barriers would help public officials take steps to remove them.

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At least one County Commissioner, Ronald L. Bowers, has agreed to take part in Barrier Awareness Day.

County Commission President Gregory I. Snook said the commissioners will issue a proclamation on Oct. 6 in support of Disabilities Awareness Week.

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