A disability-friendly community asks its citizens to become creative problem-solvers. If some of us have a problem, we all have a problem. When we solve it for some, we can solve it for all. Disability Dialog is your invitation to weigh-in on key topics, and offer your ideas and/or suggestions for solutions—the more creative the better!
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My Wife is disabled and we find it hard to go out for dinner and a lot of other activities because of the lack of family restrooms she needs my help to transfer on and off the toilet.
Businesses or the organizations mentioned here featuring people with disabilities in their advertising materials.
We might want to have a more accessible and visible complaint procedure for accessibility issues. I know the Ability Center and the Commission on Disabilities sometimes investigate facilities for accessibility - but does everyone know that? We should have a more visible and streamlined process for people with disabilities to report to someone when they have problems accessing a facility. Maybe it would be the Ability Center, maybe the Commission, or maybe some department within the city or county government - but it should be publicized more, and obvious on a web site somewhere, with an email and/or phone number that get passed around. If someone like the Ability Center or a member of the Commission is designated to take complaints, people with disabilities might feel more comfortable reporting those issues, versus if they had to call "the government" directly.
Education to all, the handicap door buttons are not a toy, and, should be used by those that need it. (IE: a person that runs and plays sports should not need to use it.)
While some buildings have handicap entrances, they do not have handicap entrances to offices/rooms inside, including bathrooms.
Casey Harris, X Ambassadors
Wendy Myers Cambor