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Wheelchair lift at palace will be kaput till 'late 2015'

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> I am 90 years old and visit Hawaii every six months to see my 65-year-old son, who is a quadriplegic. However, I cannot take him to Iolani Palace, which he very much wants to visit, because for a year and a half the wheelchair lift has been out of order. I'm coming again in September and the palace website says the lift is still out of order. I hope that by next month the state can fix the lift for my son and everyone else who is unable to negotiate the six stairs to enter the palace. Considering the high price of the tickets, I do hope that they will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act soon. My son was born in Hawaii but is not able to enjoy Kamaaina Sundays at the palace.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Unfortunately, the lift will not be available for your visit next month, nor for at least another year.</p>
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Question: I am 90 years old and visit Hawaii every six months to see my 65-year-old son, who is a quadriplegic. However, I cannot take him to Iolani Palace, which he very much wants to visit, because for a year and a half the wheelchair lift has been out of order. I'm coming again in September and the palace website says the lift is still out of order. I hope that by next month the state can fix the lift for my son and everyone else who is unable to negotiate the six stairs to enter the palace. Considering the high price of the tickets, I do hope that they will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act soon. My son was born in Hawaii but is not able to enjoy Kamaaina Sundays at the palace.

Answer: Unfortunately, the lift will not be available for your visit next month, nor for at least another year. Login for more...



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