Grantee Blog 2020

Thought Provoking Questions Regarding Physical Disabilities and Access

What is accessibility for disabled persons?

“Accessible” means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use.

What are the Benefits of Physical Activity?

Physical activity can help people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength. It helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improves mood, and promotes general feelings of well-being.

What are common barriers for persons with disabilities?

Often, more than one barrier occurs at a time.

What challenges do wheelchair users face?

Powered wheelchair users face a variety of challenges, such as mobility, transportation, comfort, and limitations on the places they can travel if they don’t have the right device. Some common difficulties include tight spaces, rough or uneven terrain, and slopes and inclines that can make it easy for the chair to tip.

About the Grantee

Raritan Valley YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. To learn more about the Raritan Valley YMCA programs, health and wellness, visit or call 732-257-4114. The Y is located at 144 Tices Lane in East Brunswick.