Hoult Joins Disability Advisory Committee

emeriti101813Established by the City Council to provide advice on matters affecting persons with disabilities in the community, the Disability Advisory Committee has welcomed a new member, Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, a professor emerita from CSULA., (pictured left with CSULA colleague Jaime Regalado) Dealing with her own disabilities has given her a deeper understanding of what we as a community need to do to provide support for our disabled citizens.
Some years ago, following the lead of City Council member Mehaul O’Leary, she presented the Council with information about the crosswalks at the intersection of Overland and Culver Blvds. near the Senior Center. The crossing time was not sufficient for those with walkers, canes and wheelchairs and there was no median for them to wait for the light to change. Thanks to the Council’s action, we now have enough time to cross safely.
Dr. Hoult, a published poet, presented the DAC with the following poem when she joined the group.
Speaking Up for the Disabled
by Dr. Janet Hoult 5/12/2014
When you are disabled you simply are not able to do the things you were accustomed to.
If you have back trouble bent over nearly double standing straight is really hard to do.
So we use devices to avoid any crisis… wheelchairs, walkers, canes and special shoes.
Sometimes we need assistance and there can be resistance to making changes that will help us move.
So thank you Culver City for our Disability Advisory Committee that speaks up for us and keeps us in the groove…!

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