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Wheelchair accessible: Family spends a day at Manatee Public Beach

Updated: May 16

BY JULIA HAZEL MANATEE COUNTY



BRADENTON, Fla. — Manatee Public Beach is now wheelchair accessible.

A 100-foot-long mat at the Holmes Beach location is the most recent initiative by the county to meet accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

What You Need To Know

  • Manatee Public Beach is wheelchair accessible with the installation of a 100-foot mat

  • It's the most recent initiative by the county to meet accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • At the end of the mat is a 12-foot-wide area for wheelchair

  • Depending on how the mat performs we could see more mats at other beaches in the county according to Manatee County

Miller Diamond is a Bradenton resident who recently used the wheelchair-accessible mat at Manatee Public Beach. He was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was 12 years old.


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