Video: Disabled man upset about post office access

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. -It looks like a typical, small post office.But, for David Silvia, there’s one very important thing missing at a U.S. Post Office in East Providence – a ramp.“I feel discriminated against,” Silvia. “You can walk up those stairs, go to the post office, and do your business. I can’t. In 2015, I think that’s terrible.

”There are only stairs outside the front of the post office across on Grove Avenue.That doesn’t work for Silvia, who requires a scooter to get around.

Postal Service Spokeswoman Christine Dugas told NBC 10 News the building is one of a number of local post offices that don’t have ramps.“Of course, we would love it if we could make every facility accessible, but there’s no funding to do that,” Dugas said.

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  • Patty

    Sad. The USPS has been working on this issue for many years. Some buildings are harder to change than others.