Swimming is a wonderful activity for building health, reducing stress and having fun. Imagine you look forward to enjoying the pool on your vacation and even picked a particular hotel because of its water amenities. Now, pretend you are there but cannot use the pool because there is no accessible entry for the wheelchair you use. Heartbreak ensues.
If you are a person who makes use of a wheelchair, you know that having access to the same services as everyone else is more than just a matter of convenience.
There are places you feel welcome and places you don’t. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that they don’t want you to feel welcome, but when thoughtless barrier after thoughtless barrier is thrown in your way…
Nobody hopes that pursuing their passion, or just living their lives, results in relying on a wheelchair for their primary mode of transportation.
You may have heard that question before. If you haven’t heard it, you’ve probably felt it radiating off…
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was first signed into law in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. It was modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and was designed to prevent discrimination against those with physical and mental impairments.
Who are we?
We are Access Advocates: a group of caring professionals, from different fields, dedicated to helping our fellow Americans who live with disabilities have full and complete access to all public buildings, in compliance with the spirit and the letter of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).