This year more than ever, summer will be a great time to get together with family and friends for cookouts, pool parties, weddings, and graduation ceremonies – just to name a few. If you want to make sure that everyone on your invitation list can attend your summer events, including those with mobility challenges, a wheelchair ramp rental or other accessibility solution from Amramp will make your summer gatherings a celebration for everyone.
Everyone deserves access to the same opportunities, regardless of disability. This is accessibility for all, a principle that should be adhered to in all aspects of life. From businesses and governments to hospitals and schools, eliminating barriers for people with disabilities is key to ensuring that everyone has an equal chance at success.
There’s a direct frankness to the way 6-year-olds see the world that would be easy to mistake for rudeness. But Daija Coleman knows better. On the first day of her first year as a first-grade teacher, Coleman knew her Jardine Elementary School students would be curious. Why was she in a wheelchair? Because her legs don’t work quite like theirs. Why did they always have to take the big ramp connecting the school’s first and second floors? Same reason.
Summer is everyone’s favorite time to soak up the warm weather after the cold slip away. Parties are being thrown; kids are outside playing; but for those with mobility challenges, there isn’t always a guarantee they’ll be able to enjoy it with everyone else.
Doorways indoor and out, stairs, uneven surfaces, and more pose accessibility challenges that those without mobility concerns should consider when hosting an event. Allowing your home or event space to be fully accessible to everyone at your gathering promotes inclusion among all guests so that no one feels left out from the fun.