Holiday travel is stressful enough without the added challenge of wheelchair access. ADA access at the airport is an important topic as we enter the chaotic holiday travel season. Here are a few key factors to keep in mind when traveling:
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, regardless of a builder’s best intentions, when it comes to ADA building compliance, it is common for the same mistakes to be repeated over and over and over again. In fact, it happens so often the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has a publication that deals specifically with this subject in the hopes that future construction project managers will avoid the ADA building compliance errors of those who have gone before them.
As someone with a disability, you probably take note of accessibility issues in your area. What works, what doesn’t, and what could use some improvements — chances are, you’re aware of all these issues. Something else you should be aware of is news related to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA has been in the news quite a bit lately. Here are some of the stories you should know:
Date night featuring dinner and a movie is a treat most people enjoy. It is an opportunity to relax, to unwind, and to simply spend time together. That’s why ADA accessibility is important when it comes to restaurants and theaters. People with disabilities need easy access to these types of venues so that their only stress is what food to order and which movie to see.
With a wide array of challenges including large crowds, long walks, time constraints, and elevated noise levels; airports present no shortage of accessibility issues. In order to meet the needs of all travelers, airport executives and other personnel must become more aware of the issues that exist and must then work to eliminate them.
As we move towards fall, we also move closer to the holidays. Whether you want to go shopping for a Halloween costume, or already start your Christmas shopping, it’s important to have wheelchair access wherever you go. But what happens if you find that this access doesn’t exist or it’s unsafe?