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San Antonians With Disabilities Face Medical, Transportation, Inclusion Barriers

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An estimated 14 percent of the San Antonio population lives with a disability, according to census data from 2011-2015

From medical care to employment to transportation, people with disabilities encounter barriers every day.

Small changes can mean big improvements to the lives of individuals living with disabilities and their loved ones. 

Several San Antonio organizations are now working to change perceptions and create solutions by providing more opportunities for the community to learn about physical and developmental disabilities. 

What is it like living with a disability in San Antonio? How can local individuals with disabilities gain greater independence? What can we do to create a more inclusive and accessible city?


disABILITYsa invites TPR listeners to continue the conversation on their website: www.disabilitysa.org.

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.