Charleston Restaurant Week is in full swing! From French to Italian to American cuisines, you can surely find something that can whet your appetite.
Even though these palate-pleasing places are located in beautiful, historic buildings, sometimes it’s impossible for wheelchair users and others with disabilities to enjoy these restaurants.
I’ve had to go through the back door and through the kitchen just to be able to get into the building. Another time, a makeshift table was set up on the first floor of a restaurant when the main dining room was on the second floor.
After calling a restaurant to ask if they were wheelchair accessible, the person on the phone said they could accommodate a wheelchair. However, there was one step to get in the door.
With there being so many obstacles, I’m working on a committee to identify the most common barriers for people with disabilities. We want to improve the quality of life those who want to get around town and enjoy the city.
A checklist is being made to account for the most common problems. What are some barriers that you’ve encountered when trying to access your favorite restaurants? Let me know in the comments below. Let’s open some doors and make the impossible possible!