Regardless of who you are, whether you are a person with disabilities or you do not have any struggles that make basic daily functions difficult, your rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are protected here in the United States.
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.
Have you ever wondered if the rickety, old, makeshift wheelchair ramp at the entrance to your favorite restaurant, bar, or store is ever just going to collapse under your chair one of these days?
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.
You talked to the manager and the owner. You explained that the ramp to enter their front door is too narrow and you have difficulty navigating it. You showed them that it is very awkward to approach the ramp, because of the bike rack nearby. You understand that it is going to be difficult for them to fix it, because of limited space.