October 14, 2011

Accessibility Pioneers: Cotting School

COTTING SCHOOL - The Cotting School is a private, non-profit school for children special needs and disabilities located in Lexington, Massachusetts. From it's founding in 1893 as the first day school for children with physical disabilities established in the United States, the Cotting School has welcomed children of all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. The school has also been a leader in accessibility, everything from the physical access to buildings and around classrooms, to transportation to and from school, as well as providing trips for extracurricular activities. The following videos contain archival photos and film of the Cotting School, they include the various types of vehicles used for student transport throughout it's history, beginning with early horse drawn carriages.

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