VIDEO: Keep Building Jackson
Dr. Scott Crawford of Jackson, Mississippi, is on a mission to fix the #CrappyCurb ramps in his city.
Dr. Scott Crawford’s Top seven ways to tackle #CrappyCurb cuts:
- Get involved. Visit, and consider joining your city’s ADA Advisory Committee. Connect with your local Center for Independent Living and your state’s Protection and Advocacy Agency
- Contact local officials. Contact the ADA Coordinator of your city or to a City Council member. Speak during the public comments of a City/County Board meeting.
- Document everything. Take photographs of the Crappy Curb, preferably with you in it, showing the impact. Use these photographs in your meetings, on social media, and with your press contacts.
- Use the press. Write an Op/Ed or reach out to local media outlets that may wish to do a story.
- Protest If necessary, rally your allies and consider a peaceful protest.
- When all else fails, take legal action. The last option is a lawsuit.
- Don’t give up. EVER.
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) provided federal funding for the cost of producing this video (Award #H240A170048). The contents are the sole responsibility of Disability Rights Washington, the parent organization of Rooted in Rights, and do not necessarily represent the official views of RSA.
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