Listen: What Charlottesville needs to recognize about accessibility

A woman in a wheelchair is photographed on a brick sidewalk with a stairwell behind her.

When she’s not fishing, swimming, skydiving or bungee jumping, India Sims is working to change how able bodied people treat disabled people. Her mission is to get the City of Charlottesville — and its residents — to recognize that wheelchair accessibility should just be an everyday reality. But so far, she feels, no one is listening.

“I’m going to say it. Charlottesville put this big persona that they love everybody and they accept everybody, and they’ll do whatever they want for everybody. I’m here. Start on me,” she told host Charles Lewis on the In My Humble Opinion podcast.

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In My Humble Opinion, the Sunday talk show on , launched the podcast series in December, building on the work of Charlottesville Inclusive Media to bring more of our community’s perspectives into critical conversations. The segments are called First Person Charlottesville and folks can hear them by subscribing to In My Humble Opinion on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Charlottesville Inclusive Media is a partnership between the radio program, Vinegar Hill Magazine and Charlottesville Tomorrow.

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