12-03-2018 08:50 AM - edited 12-03-2018 08:55 AM
This past Saturday, December 1st, I participated in @EmekaHouse's Worldwide Accessibility Walk effort. I organized a meet-up in a neighborhood I love and know very well, Park Slope, Brooklyn. I picked this location as I knew it would have interesting scenery and opportunities to add accessibility information and also, as my rule for all meet-ups I organize, not too far from my home as I know I prefer not to commute on the weekends. Another one of my "rules" for meet-ups is to do something I want to do, so if no one else comes, it's amazing! Luckily, I was joined by my brother and my friend/former co-worker as they both love accessibility, too.
I planned a pretty straightforward route for the walk starting at one end of Seventh Avenue and ending at the other. I knew we'd see a wide variety of businesses and a mix of accessible and inaccessible places as this street is in a historic district and some places haven't caught up yet.
Some things I noticed:
All in all, it was a fun stroll to see so many businesses and I admit, I got a few things for myself and for Christmas preparations at places like Artesana Home and Barnes & Noble, but didn't waver from looking for accessibility information at any point.
I was able to edit older reviews of mine for places I already love and know well to add accessibility information, like our starting place, Smiling Pizzeria. I got to explain about accessibility to my brother and friend and we had a lovely time. Now, to finish adding all information to Google Maps! :)