Palm Springs Visitors Center

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 only for … Continue reading Palm Springs Visitors Center

Lovely, Accessible Sunnylands

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 Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Phone (760) 202 2222 Copy to: Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce, … Continue reading Lovely, Accessible Sunnylands

Joshua Tree National Park Plans ADA Upgrade

My husband and I were delighted and impressed by Superintendent, David Smith's response to our visitor comments regarding accessibility at Joshua Tree National Park. Check it out: Dear Ms. Szabo-Cassella, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to me about your recent experience at the park. Although I am always grateful to get … Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park Plans ADA Upgrade

Ruth Hardy Park: ADA Action Request

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 we could’ve … Continue reading Ruth Hardy Park: ADA Action Request

Ruth Hardy Park

Of all the things there are to see and do in beautiful Palm Springs, Ruth Hardy Park is fabulous place to start spinning your mobility device wheels. When in town, my husband and I go to the park almost daily, as do a copious number of dedicated dog walkers (more on that social phenomena in a moment). … Continue reading Ruth Hardy Park

Joshua Tree National Park

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 muscular dystrophy, … Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park