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*holds up sign* Don't say 'accessible' when you mean 'step-free'!

Mostly just stop calling things accessible like it's a binary thing, like there's one thing that makes something either accessible or not. Definitely stop calling things "fully accessible" as that's a literally meaningless phrase. Oh, no, I take it back: what that means is "you can't trust anything this person/entity is saying about access beause they know so little they think something can be "fully accessible."

@bright_helpings *builds a ramp* "wow, I wonder when i'll get my Disability Advocate of the Year award"

@balrogboogie I wish you were exaggerating but this is honestly no lie. :)

@bright_helpings both my parents' careers involved working with disabled people so I spent a lot of my childhood at fundraisers, group home social events, etc. so while I obviously haven't experienced it firsthand, I witnessed this kind of attitude a LOT lol

@balrogboogie
Thank you for helping
@bright_helpings do sick rollerskate tricks, you are a true disability ally.

@bright_helpings
Oh, so so true.
Walking up to the DR surgery entrance earlier where they have a ramp.
But they had at least ten separate A4 posters explaining procedures/precautions. Total information overload.

Or the school we worked in that was designed around physically accessible issues, so hoists and wheelchair friendly toilets.
But had no child there that needed it. Because it served primarily ASD/ADHD students that needed access in a very different way.
That narrow view is so bad. 🤦‍♀️

@bright_helpings my husband was invited to do a reading in 2018 at a location that claimed it was fully accessible and when he inquired further into what that meant...they told him there was an accessible bathroom across the street :blobcatlaugh: Their own tiny one was upstairs. He, uh, did not do that reading.

@bright_helpings @Mottie was recently invited to a thing and they just described the situation as best they could, which is so much more helpful.

@bright_helpings "oh hell yeah an accessible station, that means gates that open long enough to get through, adequate seating and announcements on-screen instead of just out loud!" "er no it just means we have a lift to platform 4 so you don't have to take the stairs. You will have to stand to reach the buttons though."

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