Should not think of a handicapped/very old and feeble devotee
About 18 years back I had visited California state of USA.My son in law took me to Shiva Vishnu temple at Livermoore near San Francisco,. We entered the temple together and all the temples of different Gods I that temple were on a three foot high, very huge platform. There were steps leading up the platform on both sides but what attracted me more was a small elevator which can carry few people on to the platform. The first question that I put the priest was the need of a elevator for just climbing three feet. He told that when the temple was built a government official asked them how can a handicapped person or senior citizen visit the temples as they cannot climb and insisted them to have a small elevator. Within my mind I appreciated that concept greatly
A few years later when I visited the temple of Lord Vaidhyanatha at Vaitheeswaran koil, I saw a lame adult being carried and brought inside the temple due to the very tall steps. Later once them reached the Garbha Graha, the officials objected to a person being carried inside the temple and that person had to crawl like a baby but could not see God because he was not allowed any human support. After a few years just inside the same temple they had made available some wheel chairs but again , before God that person was not allowed to sit on a chair.
I know an old lady nearing 90 who is a great devotee of Guruvayurappan. AS long as she could walk she used to stand in a queue and see God but due to Arthritis. Nowadays she is not able to walk. The temple does provide a wheel chair but the best she can do it is to go near dwaja sthambha and with flowing tears and say “Ende Guruvayurappa”