Houston honored as most accessible city for people with disabilities
— Houston Business Journal
While some recent surveys point to Houston being among the fattest and the dumbest cities in the nation, Mayor Bill White on Friday accepted with pride his city’s designation as the most accessible to handicapped people.
The National Organization on Disability presented a $25,000 check to White at the Vale-Asche Foundation Playground in Memorial Park.
Houston earned the seventh annual Accessible America Contest because of its “focus on disability issues and successful design of programs, services and facilities that are accessible for citizens and visitors who have disabilities,” according to NOD.