HANAU, Germany (Reuters) Faced with rows of inaccessible shops and cafes, wheelchair user Rita Ebel has devised a low-tech high-fun solution - ramps made of Lego.
"For me it is just about trying to sensitize the world a little bit to barrier-free travel," Ebel said in the German town of Hanau. She has been using a wheelchair since she was involved in a car accident 25 years ago.
Subtitled German video: https://www.reuters.com/video/?videoId=OVC1AB61Z&jwsource=cl (switch on audio for full German context)
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