Warmer weather has moved into Louisville after bleak weeks of snow, ice and cold—paths are clear of slick conditions for drivers and walkers alike.
But getting around Louisville can pose difficulties for people with disabilities, regardless of the weather.
This is true for Connie Light.
Light, 70, used to be able to walk until a car accident many years ago left her an incomplete paraplegic. She’s lived in her Old Louisville house for 40 years; each time it snows, the city’s streets, parking lots and sidewalks become even more of a puzzle for her to figure out.
Last week, I gave Light a recorder during the snowstorm that blanketed the city with a foot or so of snow. Light shares her frustrations with navigating a snow-covered city in her wheelchair.