An A4A Spokane Accessibility Ambassador team ascended on Timber Creek Grill at Argonne Village last Friday with our measuring tapes, door pressure gauge, bubble level, light and sound meters to review the buffet for accessibility features. Nice to see several wheelchair users casually dining at their tables. We’ll be posting the other awesome things we found there in a few weeks.
Coming up . . . more Rosauers Supermarkets, The Man Shops, and both Northwest Seed & Pet stores.
Our Accessibility Ambassador teams have been busy reviewing dozens of Spokane area places using our exclusive checklist of 180-plus accessibility features. These places have been endorsed by local people with disabilities and their friends as being accessible and disability-friendly.
So far in August, we’ve been reviewing Rosauers stores, which include Huckleberry’s and Super One Foods; The Man Shops; Einstein Brothers Bagels; Spokane Humane Society and Spay & Neuter Clinic; and Temple Beth Shalom.
What’s next? Spokane Friends Church; Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gun Shop; American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop; four Arby’s of Spokane, and more.
We will be publishing the results of these reviews soon, so stay tuned!
Tuesday night, hung out at Rochester Heights Park in northwest Spokane (Rowan and Magnolia) with about 90 people celebrating Night Out Against Crime. Met a lot of great folks. Ate more than my share of hot dogs. Saw more than the usual number of police and fire fighters in one place.
Tried to set up our A4A Spokane exhibit, but it kept getting blown away. Oh, well.
For those of you who don’t know, a group of community members from Spokane’s Whitman, Hillyard and Bemiss neighborhoods have been working on improving the park to make it safe and accessible. Part of the plan is to have a fully inclusive play area. Another is to have accessible pathways that meander in and around the shade trees and open areas.
We are proud to be partnering with the organizers to create a park that all can enjoy!