Aging & InAccessible

Arizona is known as a paradise for retirees. What is it really like to grow old in the Grand Canyon State? In this podcast series, reporter Kathy Ritchie explores the ups and downs of growing old by taking a fresh look at important issues affecting the state's aging population.

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InAccessible: Getting Around in The Valley of the Sun

Marcos Castillo
Marcos Castillo is a wheelchair user living in Chandler who has a hard time controlling his body temperature. When he uses public transportation, he has to be careful and intentional about where he travels.

In a metro-area like Phoenix, how easy is it for people with disabilities to get around? And what happens when you don’t have the money to pay for accessible options? In the first episode of (In)Accessible, Andrea Pasquale and Jaye McAuliffe introduce us to Marcos Castillo, a wheelchair user who navigates roadblocks within the Valley’s public transit system while trying to get an accessible van to call his own. Marcos talks about some of the transportation options in Phoenix that able-bodied people take for granted.

 

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Andrea Pasquale
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Jaye McAuliffe