Ac­cess­ing the Blan­ton

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

For the last sev­eral years, I have watched more of my older friends be­ing de­prived of the mag­nif­i­cent of­fer­ings at the Blan­ton Mu­seum. Park­ing at the UT-Bra­zos Garage is a full 1½ city blocks from the mu­seum’s front door — much too far for many older peo­ple to walk.

When I have brought this prob­lem to the mu­seum staff’s at­ten­tion, I’ve been ig­nored. I do not know why the mu­seum can­not pro­vide golf cart shut­tles, much like the dozens owned by the ath­letic depart­ment.

In the mean­time, older Aus­tinites and those with dis­abil­i­ties are be­ing de­nied ac­cess to very fine and in­for­ma­tive ex­hibits and pro­grams. What a shame.


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