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Study: Providence worst city for the disabled


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A study released Wednesday suggests that Providence is the worst city in the U.S. for people with disabilities.

The report by WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities in the country across 21 key metrics, including access to facilities, quality of health care, and employment rates for people with disabilities.

Overall, Providence finished dead last. Rhode Island’s capital was also ranked last in economic environment for the disabled, 146th in health care, and 101st for quality of life.

Two Massachusetts cities also ranked near the bottom. Worcester was ranked the fifth worst place to live for people with disabilities; Boston was ranked 16th worst.

Overland Park, Kansas is the best U.S. city for people with disabilities, according to the WalletHub report.

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