By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, October 3, 2019
When the Confederation Line first opened, Max Brault was too scared to ride it.
“That seems funny for a grown man to say he was too scared to take the LRT, but if something were to happen I’d be stuck in there,” said Brault, 49, who has used a wheelchair since his 20s because of his degenerative spinal muscular atrophy.
But after a close friend who was an eye for potential barriers gave the train the thumbs up, Brault went all in.
“It gets a good A+ from me,” Brault said after an unofficial and informal audit with this newspaper of the LRT’s accessibility. “They nailed the really good things — it’s fully accessible, it’s spacious, it’s very well-lit and it has good demarcation on the floor for the visually impaired.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/riding-the-rails-in-a-wheelchair-rating-o-train-for-accessibility