I have created this blog in an attempt to highlight places that are accessible to mobility impaired people, accompanied wheelchair users and unaccompanied wheelchair users. It is not an advertising forum for the establishments mentioned. The reports will come from people with mobility issues or closely related to or working with people with mobility issues. It will deal with the practical rather than theoretical. Reports will be based on actual visits rather than claims by venues relating to accessibility. I will not be commenting on super holidays which involve strenuous physical activities but others are welcome to fill that gap in the blog if they wish.
This blog will focus on parking adjacent to venues, ease of access into venues, ease of movement around the venues and toilet facilities in the venues. I have included a category ‘Just Thoughts’ which does not have anything to do with specific venues. It is ‘just thoughts’ going through my head at the time and other stuff that I hope you find interesting.
It is not my intention to be critical of food offered in restaurants, films seen in cinemas or the cultural value of museums or art galleries. I will comment on the food or other activity to try and make the reader get a better feel for the venue. It is my intention to offer constructive criticism to establishments that, in my humble opinion, do not provide adequate facilities and to highlight the ones who do.
The initial reports will be about Cork and posted by me but I would like to see other contributors come on board and post reports about their home areas. Contributions will also be welcome from all parts of the country and hopefully the site will develop to cover the whole island of Ireland.
I would also like to get comments and reviews from people with other disabilities. Age is not a disability it is a fact of life and I would love some of the older generation to come on board and comment on their experiences. The site will not be restricted to mobility impaired users. To all people with disabilities and their families and carers please join in and grow this blog for everyone to use.