So we're planning a trip, an actual vacation, and I'm getting myself familiar with the area from a visitor's perspective. I've been everywhere that I'm going before, but always for work, this time is for fun. Any of you who use mobility devices know that travel for fun is, quite simply, work. Websites still refuse to mention accessibility for the most part, or if they do it can be really hard to find, so I have to make a lot of phone calls. Let me present one of the calls to you.
Hi I'm calling to find out if your attraction is wheelchair accessible.
Yes, it is.
OK, to be clear, I'm actually in a wheelchair. Will I be able to get in all three of the attractions.
Which one is wheelchair accessible.
Why did you say it was accessible?
Because I didn't want to make you sad.
Hi I'm calling to find out if your site is wheelchair accessible.
So someone in a wheelchair can get in.
You are sure.
Can you list the attractions that I can actually get into and enjoy.
Well, there aren't any.
But you just said ...
... (cuts in) it's wheelchair accessible, you can roll around the attractions but you can't use them. But we sell our wheelchair customers a lower fare ticket because you can't use the attractions.
But I can watch.
So you have a 'Voyeur" ticket price.
Well, I wouldn't say that.
You also didn't say that it wasn't accessible.
It is sir, you can get onto the grounds you just can't access the ...
(sound of me hanging up)
That, right there, those two calls, that took my energy for that day, today, I'll try some more places. I wish disabled not welcome places just say that on their websites, a little wheelchair person with a slash through it, this is my time that you are wasting.