Wheelchair Friendly Playground

John Buettner (front), looks at sample playground designs with other students while on a tour at Landscape Structures in Delano, Minn. Caroline Yang for NPR

When he’d go outside at recess, John Buettner would dream of learning the monkey-bars. The fifth-grader uses a wheelchair, so they aren’t accessible to him—in fact, most of the playground at Glen Lake Elementary School isn’t.

Meanwhile, Betsy Julien would look out from her classroom window as she ate lunch, at the students in their wheelchairs, and thought, “Our playground is not set up for everybody in the school to play and have fun.”

Read how they did it in this NPR article by Jonaki Mehta