When I first encountered the term “ablist” I was taken aback. I didn’t like it and felt it was an effort to intentionally create difference and dischord.
I was wrong.
Spending the last year helping my wife navigate life with a variety of mobility devices I continue to be amazed how inaccessible certain places are.
Such as nursing homes.
Just for reference, or as a pro-tip, if you are going to have a kick-off meeting to plan a patient’s rehab, and you have invited the patient, and you KNOW the patient is is non-ambulatory (after all you have her file in front of you) it seems common sense that the conference room be accessible.
A clear space at the table for a wheelchair.
A 36″ wide (or greater) pathway to that space.
It seems a no-brainer to me…especially when you have dozens of such patients.
Of course, making the patient rooms easily accessible might be a greater priority. But for goshsakes just do at least one of these things!
At least this place is not the warehouse of death I was afraid it might be. Closer to a fulfillment center, I think.