The fact that there are still far too many buildings that do not provide adequate accessibility for people with disabilities is a problem. However, it’s a particularly large issue when the buildings in question are shopping centers.
Consider for a moment an old town restaurant. Part of the charm of turn-of-the-last-century buildings meets the latest trends in dining. The ambiance and sense of history you just can’t get from a new building out in the suburbs is something that is often imitated but never duplicated. There is just one problem with this trendy new hot spot.
If you are a person with a disability or know someone who is, you need to be aware of everything around you. In other words, when you are trying to go anywhere, especially if a wheelchair is involved, you have to make sure that you can easily find a way to get into the building, move around, and – of course – exit in a safe manner.
But what happens if you run into places that simply don’t provide that kind of access? In that case, you need to find an expert.
It is no secret that President Donald Trump has advocated rolling back regulations affecting businesses. Most of the regulations at issue have concerned the coal industry and other industries that impact the environment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was a major milestone in United States history. The ADA is meant to stop discrimination against people with disabilities. That includes stopping discrimination in places of public accommodation, including restaurants.
Are you a person with a disability who relies on a wheelchair to get around? Have you ever encountered a building that was not accessible by you due to there being no wheelchair ramp?
Does this sound familiar to you? You are on your way to a job interview or a medical appointment only to find that the office where you are scheduled to go is inaccessible due to the fact that it is not wheelchair friendly.