2 hours ago
#AccessibilityPSA - AHHH! Hole In The Wall Beach in Niantic now has an access mat!!! These hard rubber mats allow folks with wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, canes, etc to be able to access the beach down to about the high tide line.
This is such a simple but incredibly meaningful accessibility device. Not only does it allow individuals to experience the beauty and majesty of the sea on their own, but it also allows disabled folk to enjoy the beach with their family and friends - something that everyone should be entitled to and get to have in their life. It's still limited, but it's a huge step towards equality and inclusion.
The only downside to these mats is if they aren't kept clear of the sand piling up on them, they do become a lot less useful. But as long as they remain fairly clear, they are a simple and very functional tool. And every time I see one, my heart absolutely swells with joy.
Let's do more to make our world more inclusive, because even something as simple as this can change a person's life, and everyone deserves to get to enjoy life, together. Equality and inclusion > convenience and expense.
Your friendly neighborhood disabled babe
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