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July 3, 2007

Albany  --  An Albany woman will file a complaint with the Justice Department because she says the city isn't doing enough to accommodate people with disabilities.

Audrey Alfieri, who uses a wheelchair, says the city needs to fix broken and cracked sidewalks so she and others can better navigate around downtown.

She says she's repeatedly asked for help. So now, she's going to file a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"There are areas on these sidewalks that's gotten so bad that we have to use the street. And I don't think we should have to use the streets. That's not what we're supposed to do. Police will tell us get on the sidewalk. How can we get on the sidewalk when it's unbearable?" says Alfieri.

Congressman Sanford Bishop also recently sent a letter to City Manager Alfred Lott on behalf of Alfieri.

He urged the city to do what it can to accommodate disabled citizens in Albany.

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