Right This Way shows the wrong way to do it

Here are some pretty remarkable barriers to access. These pictures are great examples of accessibility measures that lack thought and planning.

A little more consideration of how these features would be used by people might result in real access.

Blocked Access Ramp

Consideration and effort was made at this industrial plant to create wheelchair accessible parking and entry into the security building. All that effort
was undone when a concrete barricade was placed at the top of the ramp completely
blockading entry into the building. The caution striped sign should
be placed on some other structure to warn drivers to avoid driving into the
building and still allow wheelchair access.

Wheelchair accessible parking spot with adjacent ramp located in front of security booth at industrial plant. At the top of the ramp
is a concrete barricade with yellow and black slashed caution sign mounted on
it. Concrete barricade blocks access from ramp to building.

Thoughtless Theatre Access

Apparently the creators of this sign at Yorkdale Shopping Centre do not realize
the term handicap (or more grammatically correct, while still offensive,
handicapped) is outdated and no longer acceptable. And nobody likes to be treated
or thought of as freight! Unfortunately the 45 million dollar renovations
to the mall did not include a more respectful means of theatre access for people
who use wheelchairs or scooters to aid their mobility.

A sign on a stand at Yorkdale Shopping Centre that reads “Handicap access to theatres, kindly use freight elevators near mall washrooms
adjacent to Rainforest”.

Blocked Access

The shopping center management attempted to make stores accessible from the
parking lot by placing curb cuts at intervals along the sidewalks in front of
stores. What they neglected to do was reserve wheelchair entry space by restricting
parking at the curb cuts.

Two cars parked at the curb cut, blocking wheelchair
access to the sidewalk in front of retail store.
Do you have photos to share, or comments to make about these access errors?
Email us at access@rightthisway.org.