You may have heard that question before. If you haven’t heard it, you’ve probably felt it radiating off of someone.
What makes you so special?
Like when you went directly to a local restaurant owner to let her know that you weren’t able to get into the stall in the restroom because it was too small to accommodate your wheelchair.
Or, maybe it was the guy who owns the old hardware store — the aisles are so narrow, and then they stack stuff where there’s no way you can get the screws you need.
What makes you so special? That’s the thing. You don’t feel special. You just want to be able to do what everyone else can, without barriers and roadblocks being thrown in your way. It’s hard enough getting around, without having steps and narrow ramps and rickety handrails appearing everywhere.
If you’ve run into barriers and attitudes, you probably want to be in touch with us here at Access Advocates, your accessibility experts. When you file a complaint with us you set in motion a chain of events.
- At no cost to you, we will perform an audit of the building in question to document any ways that the building is not in compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
- We’ll share the audit with the building owner and architect, making recommendations to achieve compliance.
- Access Advocates will closely monitor progress, as the job moves from the architects to contractors.
- A federal judge will approve costs and architectural changes to bring the building into compliance and Access Advocates will perform a final audit to confirm compliance with the ADA.
Hopefully, you haven’t run into these barriers. If you have, don’t despair. Contact us and let us be your Access Advocates.