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With obstacles at every turn, accessible housing for those with physical disabilities is often hard to find. Many of the homes in upstate New York are old and weren't built with accessibility in mind. From personal stories to changes in the accessibility landscape, here's coverage from WRVO News.

In visuals: central New York's physically disabled

The physically disabled in central New York face daunting obstacles to finding accessible housing -- from poverty to a lack of housing, to the long wait times that causes.

You can find WRVO's reporting on the Syracuse area's inaccessible housing here. The graphics below demonstrate the numbers behind the story.


A few other statistics: Onondaga County's community development office has given 752 grants for accessibility modifications, such as ramps, to low income families in the county, excluding in the city of Syracuse.

ARISE, a nonprofit disability advocacy organization, conducted a recent survey of 182 private apartment complexes in Syracuse and found just 55 that had accessible units for someone with a mobility impairment. Just five percent of the city's publicly subsidized housing is fully accessible, though that number is slowly increasing through renovations.