Wheelchair Walk raises awareness about accessibility

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Some people are trying to raise awareness about challenges that people with mobility issues face in public.

Students there organized a Wheelchair Walk around the city and the Virginia Tech campus.

They said some of the older buildings around the city are harder to access.

"People who are in wheelchairs or have a disability issues need to be able to participate in everyday events. Just because you have a disability doesn't mean you should be excluded," said Carol Crawford-Smith.

The walk was organized in conjunction with national community planning month, which is this month.