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    Limited mobility: Lack of barrier-free housing a problem for Yukon’s disabled

    Living with a physical disability presents a unique set of challenges when looking for housing. The conversation around accessibility becomes fundamental when considering individuals who rely on wheelchairs or have limited mobility, who cannot live in a residence where physical access involves stairs. Residential units are simply barrier-free or not. Home ownership often allows renovations to create a barrier-free home, but when someone is in the position of requiring rental housing, a Yukon tenant has limited authority on residential structures. Within Whitehorse, acquiring barrier-free rental housing is a strenuous task.

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