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Fawn Mountain Athletic Field & Handicapped Access
By Joseph T. Craig Sr.


September 10, 2012

Letter to the editor:

I have some serious questions regarding handicap access accommodations at the Fawn Mountain Athletic Field . After reading the American Disability Act on their web-site, I get a strong feeling regarding, if that facility is in compliance.  I have found that there is no wheelchair access, no way for the handicap to walk or drive up to the field, if you were able to get up there, there are no handicap relief facilities that would accommodate a person in a wheelchair, and there is no covered area for the handicap to escape the elements.

I assume that when the facility was in the planning stage, no one gave a thought to this situation. The American Disability Act clearly outlines the mandates required by Cities , Boroughs and other identities to be in compliance, especially if government funds help build that facility. I have addressed this problem with some, borough and city officials, to no avail. Maybe a class action suit would bring about some response.

I am sure that the Ketchikan Borough Assembly will give attention to this problem. Others and I, that may be impaired, would like to have access to view the games also. If the Grandma's, Grandpa’s and parents agree that a resolve needs to be reached,  I employ you to make your voices heard.


Joseph T. Craig Sr.
Ketchikan, AK


Received September 06, 2012 - Published September 10, 2012


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