Hey everyone! This is a recap of the Worldwide Accessible Walk @EmekaHouse organized this December, Buenos Aires edition.
This meet up was held on the 2nd of December, it was created for the 1st, but because of the G20 summit held in Buenos Aires we decided to move it until the summit was done.
I am posting this pretty late, sorry. I would normally have posted this recap much sooner, but I have been sick which meant not feeling well enough, among other related things like not having that much energy that prevented me to write this before. Anyway, back to the recap...
Out of the 8 people that signed up, 3 attended: @DanielEspinoza, @ValeriaAumasque and @santiagoirale.
We walked mostly through the Palermo Soho area, it's an area full of businesses like cafe's, bars, design shops, restaurants, and so on. It's common for locals and tourists to hang out in this area on weekends and at night.
On our walk, we passed by around of 90 places verifying their accessibility. We edited their pages, informing of their accesibility status, and uploaded photos of the entrance and some seating areas too.
On our way, we also went in some businesses:
Williamsburg, a hamburger restaurant that won awards, that has accesible seating but not an accessible entrance.
Around 3 hours after we started, we went to Tufic to eat some ice cream, even though the ice cream is pretty good, the place isn't accessible at all. It doesn't have an accessible entrance, isn't accessible inside because of the small spaces and as it's expected after knowing that, doesn't have an elevator to get to another seating area.
We took a 360 photo there, which you can see in our shared album. ( If someone knows how to add 360 photos here that aren't on Street View/Maps I would be really thankful if they could tell me :)) )
Here are some of the kind of not-accessible entrances that we came across:
It was honestly a bit frustrating to see some of them, as many of them could have easily been accessible.
There ended up being few accessible places of all that we passed by, of different degrees of accessibility. Maps only asked about the entrance of most of the places, so not all of these places are also accessible inside:
With the information gathered, I created a new list with some of those places to help people that need accessibility information in the area: Lugares Accesibles de Palermo Soho (Accessible Places in Palermo Soho), I will keep looking for more accessible places we might have missed on my future visits and add them to the list.
You can check out more photos of this meet up in our shared photos album, clicking here, and also check out the Worldwide Accessibility Walk photos album clicking here.
I will try organize my next accessibility meet up in an area were businesses and the architecture in general is more spacious, which will hopefully translate to wider entrances and that we find many more accessible places too.
Thank you for reading! (And sorry for the lateness again!)