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Construction Project Highlights Accessibility Issues for People With Disabilities

,,,”That whole neighborhood is effectively shut off to a person who uses a wheelchair,” said Tom Murphy, a senior attorney with the Disability Law Center.

Murphy also met us at the location to give his assessment of the ADA-related issues. His organization recently reached an agreement with the City of Boston to install a curb ramp in hundreds of intersections every year until every sidewalk is accessible.

According to Murphy, federal law requires a minimum of 36 inches for clear path of travel. As we walked around the area with a tape measure, it was easy to find plenty of examples that did not measure up. Read more and watch at NBC10Boston.