Salt Lake City Councilman Tom Godfrey, after spending Friday seated in a wheelchair in recognition of Barrier Awareness Day, now knows the challenges handicapped people face.

Godfrey spent the day teaching at Hillcrest High School and then addressed an afternoon gathering at the City-County Building where Mayor Palmer DePaulis signed a proclamation declaring May 7 as Barrier Awareness Day.DePaulis said he was proud of the city for making efforts to make the renovated City-County Building handicapped accessible.

"Salt Lake City will continue to assist individuals in their efforts for greater accessibility," DePaulis said in his proclamation.