Do You See Ramps Wherever You Go?
Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:37 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:46 PM
Most places around here would be very easy to do, but Im not sure how it works when the ramp would extend onto the pavement or something, I guess its get complicated then with permissions and what not.
Edited by wheelie182, 04 January 2012 - 12:48 PM.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:22 PM
Slightly off track, but does anyone else find organising a holiday to be a total chore, what with having to check out disabled friendliness of stuff? Sometimes i lose the will...
Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:50 AM
I'm sure during the early part of the 1900's white people in the U.S. probably didn't even notice just how many signs there were designating whether or not it was to be used for whites or colored people. Today you would never see a sign (except maybe at a KKK rally ) saying "Whites ONLY". However look around & you will see businesses that say "AB ONLY", it's just rather than coming out & SAYING IT...their sign is a set of stairs that tells us that WE & our $ isn't as welcome as is someone who CAN walk up those stairs.
*Wheelchairs are made of a special ocular magnetic alloy......they're "eyeball magnets".*
*I USE a wheelchair, that does NOT make ME a wheelchair!*
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:15 PM
The ones that catch my attention are the ones that are way too steep. You can tell someone just built it to say "we have a ramp"....they should be made to try to use the thing! It makes you wonder...just how stupid some people are!
This bothers me alot, we live in Mexico, my fiance is from the US and granted, mexican businesses are kind of getting an idea of accesibility but seriously. those steep ramps that they built in right next to the stair everywhere we go, it's practically impossible to roll on those even with help. US although is better still need alot of improvement, we can't go to a restaurant without me going there first and check if there is enough room for him to roll and if there is an available table where we can fit, the movies, I get dizzy from having the screen so close to my face and he can't have his head facing up for too long or else he'll have a severe headache so that's why we never go out anywhere. It's just a pain.
Vacations? Him and I are too lazy to throughly look into little details about how the places we might want to go have or don't have accesibility areas, rooms, rest.. etc. We just vacation in our back yard
Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:26 AM
Whew! Thank you for letting me vent!
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:24 PM
[Chococat - yes planning an accessible holiday is not fun - once I find a place, I go back several times]
[greybeard - and summer is coming! things are looking up]
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:51 AM
I like that
I admit it, whenever I see a building with a staircase at the entry, I visualize how I would design a ramp to get in. At this point it is second nature and it happens with houses, businesses, whatever! Whenever I notice any kind of barrier that would keep my husband and me moving through this world as a team, my mind immediately begins thinking of how to solve the problem. Do you view the world and accessibility similarly?
Most my friends are big guys and they haul me around haha his pull my chair up the steps backwards or up curbs
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