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Ridgewood tries out Mobi-Chair to improve access to public pool

RIDGEWOOD – Staff at a public pool in Ridgewood are trying out a device that will allow disabled residents to access the historic Graydon Pool.

Last month, the town was considering building a new ramp into the pool to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A group of residents fought against that proposal, which would have included a concrete ramp built near the pool.

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Chairs aid Cap Beach Access

More than a dozen Cape beaches now have specialized wheelchairs that will make it easier for people with disabilities to get into the water this summer.

A nonprofit organization called SMILE Mass raised more than $40,000 to purchase 20 Mobi-chairs for 12 Cape towns.

The chairs, which feature yellow balloonlike tires, were delivered last week.

Read Article at Cape Code Times

Beach Wheelchair get a big boost

When her son was young, it was easy for Lotte Diomede to scoop him up and carry him into the ocean on a hot summer day.

That way, Nicholas, who was born with hydrocephalus — a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling — and uses a feeding tube, could enjoy the beaches on Cape Cod like any other child.

Read Article at Cape Cod Times