Commercial Construction & Renovation

MAY-JUN 2017

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TRANSFORMATIONAL PEOPLE For more information on the "Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma" event, visit www.mswheelchairamerica.org. "This pageant was very impactful for me," Bhree says. "There is so much we [able-bodied people] take for granted, and this event put a lot of different things in perspective for me." – Bhree Barrett, CASp 'Inside, we're all the same' How the 'Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma' impacted one accessibility team member Bhree Barrett can attest to that. Earli- er this year, the accessibility surveyor at The McIntosh Group was invited to judge the "Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma" contest in Tulsa, Okla. (held at The Center for Individuals with Phys- ical Challenges). Sometimes, getting an up close and personal look at the work you work so passionately and diligently to perfect can make all the difference. It was there that Bhree had the opportuni- ty to see first hand how this exceptional group of women are embracing their challenges and serving as ambassadors for the cause. The "Ms. Wheelchair Oklahoma" com- petition is based on an individual's advocacy, achievement, communication and presen- tation. The selected representative must be able to communicate both the needs and the accomplishments of her constituency to the general public, the business community and the legislature." The competition enabled her to garner a greater appreciation for the work she does. Bhree travels the nation surveying for ADA compliance and identifying barriers to acces- sibility so that business and municipalities can be more accommodating to individuals with disabilities. "This pageant was very impactful for me," Bhree says. "There is so much we [able-bodied people] take for granted, and this event put a lot of different things in perspective for me. I love marshmallow peeps – and as the saying goes, 'Inside we're all the same.' COMMERCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS MAY/JUNE 2017 ISSUE 1 MCINTOSHTRANSFORMS.COM 172

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