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Disabled facing problems due to shortage of curb ramps.

ISLAMABAD, November 02, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The Capital Development Authority (CDA (1) (Compact Disc Audio) The compact disc file extension that is seen on the computer in Explorer or some other file manager. CDA files are actually pointers to the locations of the individual tracks on the CD medium. See CD-DA. ) often does not erect necessary curb ramps A curb ramp is an accessible transition from the low side of a curb to the high side (usually 6" change in level). Accessible curb ramps are a minimum of 3 feet wide. They are sloped no greater than 1:12 (8.  to ensure that people with disabilities can move throughout the city in a safe and convenient manner. Ishaq Khan a disabled boy told that without the required curb ramps, sidewalk travel in most of the areas is dangerous, difficult, and in some cases impossible for people who use wheelchairs, scooters List of scooter models per manufacturer Aprilia
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, and other mobility aids. He said that curb ramps allow people with mobility impairments to gain access to the sidewalks and to pass through centre in streets, otherwise, these individuals are forced to travel in streets and roads and are put in danger or are prevented from reaching their destination. An Engineer Inam Khan said that when streets and roads are newly built or altered, they must have ramps wherever there are curbs or other barriers to entry from a pedestrian walkway walkway Rehabilitation medicine An instrument used to measure the timing of foot contact and or position of the foot on the ground . Likewise, when new sideswamps or sloped areas wherever they intersect In a relational database, to match two files and produce a third file with records that are common in both. For example, intersecting an American file and a programmer file would yield American programmers.  with streets or roads,he added. He said that while resurfacing a street or sidewalk is considered an alteration for these purposes, filling in potholes alone will not trigger the alterations requirements. At existing roads and sidewalks that have not been altered, however, civic body may choose to construct curb ramps at every point where a pedestrian walkway intersects a curb, but they are not necessarily required to do so. He said that curb ramps provide basic access at intersections and pedestrian crossings. Inam said that it also may be appropriate for CDA to establish an ongoing procedure for installing curb ramps upon request in both residential and non residential areas frequented by individuals with disabilities.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 2, 2009
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