Accessibility Barriers: Things to Consider
- Can a person with a disability easily gain entrance and maneuver around the location, whether it is a home, park, store, restaurant, or workspace?
- Can they adequately see or hear in order to participate?
Accessibility Barriers: Examples
Here are some examples of situations in which people with varying disabilities may encounter accessibility barriers.
- You have a visual impairment that makes it impossible to read or complete a job application. The employer does not offer any alternatives to the traditional application process.
- You go to the bank to deposit a check, but the counter is so high that from your wheelchair you can't see the teller.
- You have Multiple Sclerosis. As it progresses you need additional accommodations, which your employer is resistant to provide.
Accessibility Barriers: Removal Examples
- A recent job opportunity offers an application for people who are visually and/or speech impaired.
- You make new friends at work. They choose to go to a team happy hour at a wheelchair-accessible restaurant so that you can go.
- You have a learning disability and cannot read well. Instead of asking you to read aloud at a meeting, your supervisor instead asks you to explain a concept.