Disabled May Soon Pay For Parking In Alexandria | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Disabled May Soon Pay For Parking In Alexandria

Play associated audio

By David Schultz

The cost of a parking meter in Old Town Alexandria is going up tomorrow from $1 an hour to $1.75.

The city is also considering the elimination of free parking for people with disabilities and moving to a new parking policy, known as "All May Park, All Must Pay."

Other jurisdictions, like Alexandria's neighbor, Arlington County, already have this policy in place. And Alexandria is thinking about using it to close a budget gap.

But a disabled rights group, the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, is critical of the change. They say people with disabilities could find it difficult to go back and forth from their destination, feeding the meter. The Alexandria City Council will decide on the "All May Park, All Must Pay" policy later this fall.

NPR

After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.
NPR

Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits.
NPR

When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.
NPR

After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.