Hi all! So before I became handicapped I recognized that there were handicapped spots and handicapped stalls, but after becoming handicapped I didn’t realize that there are so many places that just don’t make it easy for people with physical disabilities to enter the business, because it just wasn’t important enough to them. A lot of what I see is handicap parking and/or ramps that are quite a distance from the door. I also see places that have large steps that are really hard for someone with a disability to step up. I just wanted to quickly talk about two places that made me feel comfortable, that I will definitely be going back.
A Sight To See at AMC Movie Theater in Fort Worth
The first place is the AMC movie theater on Eastchase in Fort Worth. The handicap parking is right up front and there’s plenty of it. They have a wide ramp that’s nicely done with no Pebbles or anything like. You can tell it is well maintained for the most part.
What I really enjoyed seeing when I walked inside the theater lobby was a young lady in a wheelchair; greeting movie goers and taking tickets. You don’t see that very often. It’s extremely rare to see a handicap person as one of the first faces you see at a place of business and that to me is amazing. It sets the example that everyone and their business is important, and that everybody can do something. Most businesses don’t do that. I just know she was pleasant and she was polite and that was cool I was just happy to see that.
Cattleman’s Steakhouse Goes Above And Beyond To Accommodate The Physically Disabled
The second place that I went to was called Cattleman’s Steakhouse, also in Fort Worth. It’s actually in the Stockyards. I truly truly recommended good food to start off. Michelle walked in first, and she came back out as I was approaching the entrance and said, “babe they have stairs”. My first reaction is what am I going to do since were meeting friends. I’m thinking, “I can’t do this. I’m already in a little pain, so I can’t do the stairs. So, Michelle went back in and asked if they had an ADA accessible entrance and they informed her that they had a stair lift.
It was safe and secure, and the younger two young ladies that were helping me with very polite and very helpful, and they let you know when they got me on the left that they were there the whole time with smiles on their face. When I was ready to go, before I even got to the stairs, they saw me getting up and they were ready and had the lift all ready to go at the top of the stairs for me to go down the stairs. It was awesome, and I will be going back.
Cattleman’s you did a great job I will definitely be back and I will most definitely be recommending you to all of my friends both able bodied and handicapped; because you made my life easier that night and you made me feel like it was okay, and that I wasn’t a burden on your staff so thanks again. Here here, and I’ll see you guys soon. Alright so I think that’s all for me tonight big hugs bye