How ramps can be inaccessible

lindseyelarson:

neednothavehappenedtobetrue:

into-the-weeds:

realsocialskills:

Anonymous asked: 
I agree with you. I’d just like more information so I can understand it better and imagine it more clearly. How exactly do the people with strollers make the ramps inaccessible to wheelchair users? Do they also make the ramps inaccessible to other stroller users? Or is using a wheelchair on a ramp a lot more difficult than using a stroller on a ramp? Do the wheelchair users need a lot of space? How much? Do they need to use momentum? How can you tell if someone wants to use the ramp?



into-the-weeds said:

PEOPLE CHAIN THEIR BIKES AT THE ENDS OF RAMPS. THIS BLOCKS THE RAMPS. DO NOT DO THIS.

neednothavehappenedtobetrue said:

an incomplete list of things not to do on ramps

-sit

-leave your stacks of bags

-leave your laptop plugged in and charging (you’re lucky I didn’t fucking crush it) 

-make out standing on the ramp, forcing me to get your attention so I can make you move.

-sit on ramp, when asked to stop sitting on the ramp, glare at me because I’m not in a wheelchair

-sit on ramp, loudly protest that you are not in the way because nobody is blocking the stairs,

-sit on ramp, point someone who is trying to use it toward the stairs!

-sit on ramp, when asked to stop sitting on the ramp, move 0.5 inches out of the way, still blocking 70% of the ramp.

-“no, totally you can get through.”

lindseyelarson said:

Other things that make ramps inaccessible

-Steepness. Older ramps and those for some small business often have a pitch that can only be traveled if someone is pushing you. 

-poor maintenance

-poor cleaning in the winter

-ultra narrow ramps

Honestly the list of things that make ramps inaccessible is longer than the list of things that make them accessible