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Some state lawmakers are trying to make diaper changing stations more common and accessible for men as well as women in Oklahoma. Tulsa World file

OKLAHOMA CITY — During the teacher walkout last year, Kelly Albright faced a familiar dilemma for parents with young children.

Her daughter needed a diaper change. But after navigating the crowd and the long line to get inside the state Capitol with her two young children in tow, Albright couldn’t find a changing table. A state senator let her use his office so she wouldn’t have to trek back to her car.

Now a state representative, Albright is working to make changing tables more accessible.

Some public buildings, including the state Capitol, are taking steps to install more changing tables. Some communities have enacted policies to require them in certain buildings. With that focus has come a push to make changing tables that can be used by older children or adults with disabilities more accessible, too.

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