Each participant has his or her sight or mobility limited in some fashion and will then spend the day completing a list of real-life tasks, including evaluating designated emergency points of refuge in and around Port Townsend [and Port Hadlock], riding the bus, and walking or wheeling along the city’s streets and sidewalks.
The 2005-2007 census (American Community Survey) shows that Jefferson County has a larger than average percentage of people with disabilities and people older than 65. Ten percent of children aged fived through 15, 17.6% of people aged 16 through 64 and 33.8 % of over 65’s have a disability. Twenty one percent of the population is over 65. The percentage of older adults in the county appears to be growing and so the percentage of people with disabilities is also growing.
This includes all kinds of disabilities. It seems shocking to me. It is a lot of people to accommodate with transportation.