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Disability awareness

Local - 10/23/2013 4:39 PM
BECKLEY - Work was a little bit of a challenge for several residents in Beckley, as they took on a disability for the day on Wednesday. Leslie Baker from the Exhibition Coal Mine and Kevin Taylor, director of Beckley Emergency Services, wore goggles throughout their workday to simulate macular degeneration.. which is an eye condition. Local McDonald's franchisee Myra Harper went about her day in a wheelchair.  They all wanted to get a feel for what people with disabilities go through. Each participant was escorted through the day by a representative from Mountain State Center for Independent Living.

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