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Clarksville leaders ‘Spend a Day in my Wheels’ as part of accessibility challenge

Clarksville day in my wheels

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and nine other city employees spent Oct. 4 in wheelchairs to experience the accessibility challenges in their city as part of the “Spend a Day in My Wheels” challenge created by Alex Johnson. Sponsored by the Permobil Foundation and Team ALeX, the challenge charges people with accessibility issues in their community. After spending four hours in the chairs, city officials gathered for a meeting to discuss their experiences including finding a parking spot, traveling between floors on city hall, and using public restrooms. Pitts said the experience changed the perspective of city employees. To learn more about the challenge, click here.