Not the Food Court
This series of reviews is for people with disabilities and for those that support them. The goal is to highlight restaurants (chains and local owned) who are providing a dining experience that people with a wide variety of disabilities can partake in. I do not expect any of the places we plan to review will be suitable or accessible for everyone, but I honestly believe that this is impossible goal. However, I will try and cover as many accessibly issues as possible and through that I hope that readers will get a reasonably good idea if the restaurant in question would be a reasonable fit for their or their loved one’s disability.
Location: As least for the foreseeable future I will only be looking at restaurants and other eateries that are within reasonable walking distance of a Skytrain or Canada Line stop. For me the largest fundamental of accessibility is: can you actually get to the place in a reasonable amount of time and connivance.
Entrance: This is also important especially for people with mobility issues. Are their nearby cuts to get to the restaurant’s door? Does the door have an automatic opener? Can a reasonable large chair get through to a table?
Interior: How cramp is the seating? How willing are the staff to accommodate changing seating for people in wheelchairs? How loud is the place, neither with background music or chatter?
The Food: The most important part. Is the food any good? How messy is it to eat? How easy is it to feed someone? Are their options for people with swallowing issues? Is it worth the money?
Odd and Ends: How accessible are the bathrooms? Do they deliver? Do they cater? And any other thing that I consider important or interesting.
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