[Logo: Ampers radio station, with tagline that reads, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities.]
[Photo: Master Hinkle]
Master Hinkle: I’m a T12 paraplegic. I drive, I work, I do yard work. I do everything that needs to be done. I just had to be tough.
[Logo: Ampers radio station, with taglines that read, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, and Keep Moving Forward.]
Host: This is Keep Moving Forward.
[Photo: President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. Photo courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library.]
George H.W. Bush: Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.
[Logos: Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015, and Disability Rights Are Civil Rights. Logos courtesy of the ADA National Network.]
Host: Exploring the legacy and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
[Photos: Master Hinkle]
Master Hinkle: I’m Master Hinkle, I’m 30 years old and I have a spinal cord injury. I’ve been in a wheelchair since I was about three years old, due to a semi accident.
Being as young as I was, the ADA was really just coming into its own, so there are places that are still standing, that I may never get inside of unless I got strong enough to climb the stairs. | And so, the more weights I lifted, the stronger I got, and the easier it just got to get into a lot of places.
You can’t do everything you want because there are limitations. There are physical limitations, there are mental limitations. But you can always try.
You can’t always do, but you can always try. I think that’s the biggest thing I want to get across to people.
[Logos: the Minnesota Council on Disability, the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, and the Ampers radio station.]
Host: Keep Moving Forward is supported by the Minnesota Council on Disability, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, online at Ampers.org.