The Cost of Accessibility

It can be expensive to live life with a disability

Kelly Dawson
Nov 5, 2019 · 9 min read
Illustration by Christina Yoseph

Three old pairs of shoes cost $125.87 to be made “new” again. The total is routinely surprising, even though I’ve spent it many times, and I always try not to let the surprise show on my face. Instead, I carefully inspect the shoes my shoe guy holds up for me, noting the stains and scuffs, making jokes about how dirty they are. I tell…