January 21, 2020

Jackman plans to become a barrier-free community

JACKMAN — Ken Coombs, organizer of Jackman representatives to the Assistive Technology Conference in South Portland on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 and 10, said that Jackman might become one of the first barrier-free communities in the nation.

“We are working hard in Jackman to become the first entire community in America to extend a total welcome to those with handicapping disabilities,” Coombs said.

“Our primary focus will be to provide outdoor recreational activities for those disabled people who enjoy fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and many other activities. Jackman business interests have been super and town officials and residents continue to be very supportive. We are moving dramatically toward our officials kick-off date of May 1992.”

After the South Portland conference, Raymond L. Patton, president of the New England Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and four other member of that organization will visit Jackman.

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