You Want More Customers? First Step is Making Sure They Can Get In the Door.

If I haven’t mentioned it before, I have spina bifida. I use a wheelchair.

So, since with Dailey Freelance I am in the business of bettering your interaction with your clientele, let me ask you: Is your location as wheelchair friendly as it could be?

Accessibility is something that should play a prominent role in my life. And I guess it does, but oddly enough I barely think about it. My wife seems to think about it more than I do. We were talking about it on a recent road trip and she was totally aghast at how I can come up with various topics to spout off about in a blog and yet accessibility isn’t a subject I have put many words to.

Then we reached our destination.

Having been on the road for 11 hours, we went straight to a restaurant. The place had a ramp out front, but it was one of those ramps that incline all the way to the door. No flat space at the top. If you are not in a wheelchair, you may not even realize that this is a problem.

It is. And, disturbingly, it isn’t all that uncommon.

No matter who you are, once you get to the door, you need to be able to stop and pivot, back up and open it. Though that must not be easy for a person who is walking, it is really not easy to do if at the same time you are trying to keep your wheelchair from rolling back down the ramp.

So, since with Dailey Freelance I am in the business of bettering your interaction with your clientele, I thought that this would be a good place to mention this. If you have a business, is your location as wheelchair friendly as it could be?

Consider this my first Public Service Announcement.

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