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City hosts forum for Americans with disabilities

A forum was held for Americans with disabilities (Source: WALB) A forum was held for Americans with disabilities (Source: WALB)
Speakers spoke out about services and assistance for transportation (Source: WALB) Speakers spoke out about services and assistance for transportation (Source: WALB)
Tim Spencer (Source: WALB) Tim Spencer (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Southwest Georgians with disabilities were urged to come out from behind the curtain with a forum in Albany on Friday to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Albany Transit helped put on the forum and let people know about available transportation assistance.

Speakers from other local and state agencies also spoke about services available to those with special needs.

Debbie McDonald is completely blind in her left eye and legally blind in her right eye. She helped organize the forum to help others with similar challenges.

"The problem is that a lot of folks are being sheltered and they are not being brought out to the public and are not being educated about the programs that Albany has for these people with disabilities where they can get out on their own," said ADA Assistant Director Tim Spencer.

Members from organizations across the state came out to learn about the various resources.

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