Accessibility at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Support Claire In July 2019, I attended four Utah Shakespeare Festival performances in three different theaters, all via motorized powerchair. Uber-talented actors, gorgeous costumes, and state-of-the-art set design made it clear that "the play's the thing" at this Cedar City based event. Each production was simply jaw dropping fantastic, most notably Twelfth Night. The ADA … Continue reading Accessibility at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Rehabbing at Sante of North Scottsdale

Support Claire Accidents happen, even red scooter accidents. In mid January, I fell off my zippy mobility scooter after taking a curbed curve too quickly and fractured my pelvis in three places. Ouch! After a brief hospital stay, I was transferred to Sante of North Scottsdale where I convalesed for over a month. What follows … Continue reading Rehabbing at Sante of North Scottsdale

Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Improves Accessibility

Support Claire Access advocacy works! Many thanks to everyone who contributed constructive comments regarding the need for ADA automatic front door openers at Regal Cinemas. After my original post (Where are the ADA automatic front door openers at Regal Cinemas?) and other collaborative calls for action, this critical accessibility feature was added in Fall 2018 at … Continue reading Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Improves Accessibility

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Support Claire I have often teared up at a theater, but at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I teared up because of the theater. Let me explain: OSF‘s dedication to Access for All its patrons is an impressive example of social responsibility — and a smart move for the ongoing success of the theater organization. From … Continue reading Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Where are the ADA automatic front door openers at Regal Cinemas?

Support Claire Making Accessibility Happen Here's what I e-mailed the corporate headquarters of Regal Cinemas (a recently acquired subsidiary of the Cineworld Group), and why I say that their motto “The Best Place to Watch a Movie!” only applies if you can get in the door. Copy sent to: Regal Entertainment Group; Regal Oregon, Washington, Idaho … Continue reading Where are the ADA automatic front door openers at Regal Cinemas?

LA Fitness Tualatin Upgrades Accessibility

Support Claire It's always uplifting to hear about a corporation putting people first. I'm happy to be the bearer of such good news. Since my post, LA Fitness: Why the “LA” Stands for Lacks Accessibility, first aired in February 2018 a lot has happened, good stuff, progress. And without a protest march, petitions or expensive lawyers. … Continue reading LA Fitness Tualatin Upgrades Accessibility

Palm Springs Visitors Center

Support Claire You can tell a lot about a city by the way it greets visitors with disabilities. Palm Springs does a good job in this regard at its Visitors Information Center North. Even though you may have sorted your desert paradise accessible vacation online, it’s still worth a twirl to this iconic building (if … Continue reading Palm Springs Visitors Center

Astoria River Trail

Support Claire Making Accessibility Happen Every city wants your business. Let them know what you need and want in order to make that business happen. Here's what I sent to: City of Astoria - Mayor and City Council To the City of Astoria: The Astoria River Trail is a gem. A bit bumpy in places, … Continue reading Astoria River Trail

Rolling Right Along in Accessible Scottsdale

Support Claire Making Accessibility Happen Every city wants your business. Let them know what you need and want in order to make that business happen. Here's what I sent to: City of Scottsdale - Mayor and City CouncilScottsdale City Hall, 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 City of Scottsdale, Clean and scenic, indeed! And … Continue reading Rolling Right Along in Accessible Scottsdale

LA Fitness: Why the “LA” Stands for Lacks Accessibility

Support Claire Making Accessibility Happen  Here's what I e-mailed the corporate headquarters of LA Fitness (called Fitness International,) and why I say the "LA" in LA Fitness stands for "Lacks Accessibility". Copy sent to: Tualatin building officials, mayor and chamber of commerce, and The Oregonian. If you or anyone you know is experiencing similar accessibility issues … Continue reading LA Fitness: Why the “LA” Stands for Lacks Accessibility

Lovely, Accessible Sunnylands

Support Claire Making Accessibility Happen Accessible travel for the disabled is becoming big business. Speak with your dollars, your vote, and your voice to let commerce know what's working, and what's not. Here's what I emailed to: Sunnylands 37977 Bob Hope DriveRancho Mirage, CA 92270Phone (760) 202 2222 Copy to: Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce, … Continue reading Lovely, Accessible Sunnylands

Ruth Hardy Park: ADA Action Request

Support Claire Greetings, City Manager of Palm Springs, David Ready, This winter marks our third time to Palm Springs as snowbirds. The warm California sun is helpful for the physical and emotional aspects of living with muscular dystrophy, a neuromuscular condition that has impacted my strength and mobility. There are several places in the valley … Continue reading Ruth Hardy Park: ADA Action Request

Joshua Tree National Park

Support Claire Making Accessibility Happen Every national park has a visitor comment form that you can pick up at the guard station or e-mail online.  Sharing your experiences - positive or negative - makes a difference. Here's what I sent to jotr_info@nps.gov Greetings, Superintendent of beautiful Joshua Tree National Park, Suggestions: As someone living with … Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park