Persons with mobility issues sometimes encounter difficulties when attempting to access a restaurant to eat, attending for a job interview or, public places for socialization with friends.
In today’s society there’s an enormous number of people, young and old living with disabilities. In Canada, we have come a long way in making our city disability friendly, however, there’s still much work to be done, not only in Canada but around the world.
Recently, I heard a story of an elderly gentleman with multiple sclerosis that was denied access to a restaurant in York Region, Toronto, Canada and his elderly spouse was very distraught about this incident. Stories of this kind cause unnecessary stress to both the caregiver and care receiver. No one should be denied access to have a meal at a restaurant.
The link below describes in detail an initiative in progress by AccessNow. When you experience difficulties and adversity and have the ability to live your passion, turning your challenge into an opportunity, is truly remarkable and admirable.
If you are aware of any locations in your area that requires accessibility friendly changes please be proactive and identify them on the map provided by AccessNow.
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Now is all about sharing accessibility information around the world. Our goal is to map as many places as we possibly can, and we invite you to help us! A worldwide community, passionate about change, together we can empower each other to have access now.
As we pin-point the accessibility status of locations, we can start looking at how to turn all the red pins, not accessible, to green pins, accessible. We want to find ways to create access where there currently is none. If you are someone working to remove barriers…we want to hear from you!